Presentation on theme: "Mighty Lessons from the Widow’s Mites Mark 12:41-44 Luke 21:1-4."— Presentation transcript:
Mighty Lessons from the Widow’s Mites Mark 12:41-44 Luke 21:1-4
Introduction Mighty lessons in this Bible story Lord sees all we do—but we learn even more from this account Jesus was impressed with this woman. We should be also
Impressive this woman gave Would we ask someone today who only had 20 cents to give it? Think of the reasoning she could have used She gave anyway. But why?
Impressive she gave so much She put in more than the rich We learn that giving involves more than the gift itself
Impressive that she gave all Large sums of money probably came into temple treasury that day She didn’t give just 10%--but all she had 1. Earlier, Jesus addressed greatness 2. Peter, James, John left all for Jesus 3. Levi, a tax collector, left all for Jesus 4. Leaving all a condition of discipleship
Conclusions… What does this story teach you? God expects us to use all we have for him Challenged to quit looking at life dually God owns all—including our very lives Is this a sermon on church contributions? Yes, but more—about giving ourselves Money no substitute for total commitment