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Mark 12:41-43 “The Widow’s Mite”. The Coin 1/64 of a common day laborer’s wage. 1/64 of a common day laborer’s wage. Greek, A lepton, “a tiny thing”Greek,

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1 Mark 12:41-43 “The Widow’s Mite”

2 The Coin 1/64 of a common day laborer’s wage. 1/64 of a common day laborer’s wage. Greek, A lepton, “a tiny thing”Greek, A lepton, “a tiny thing” English word, “Mite”English word, “Mite” Copper CoinCopper Coin

3 Widow’s Mite:

4 Pay To The Order Of …… $ ________ _______________________________________ Dollars For: ______________ John Doe 2121 Walnut Lane Anywhere, USA Date: _________

5 Two Pennies

6 The Temple

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8 Observing the Giving of Others. Filing past the collection Plate Filing past the collection Plate

9 The Condemnation of the Pharisees Before: Mark 12:38-40 Before: Mark 12:38-40 “Big Hog at the Trough”“Big Hog at the Trough” After: Mark 13:1-2 After: Mark 13:1-2 Warnings to the establishment!Warnings to the establishment!

10 The Challenge To “Clergy” Leadership: (people paid by the church.)Leadership: (people paid by the church.) Consecration--not Cash.Consecration--not Cash. Never be in this for money or status only service.Never be in this for money or status only service. The real lesson: Don’t be self-serving!The real lesson: Don’t be self-serving!

11 The Commendation of the Widow “They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything”“They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything” A life of trust.A life of trust. A life of sacrifice.A life of sacrifice. A life of service.A life of service.

12 To Christians: A Challenge to Commitment Sacrificial Giving. Sacrificial Giving. The Joy of Giving. The Joy of Giving. Trust in God. Trust in God.

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