This Sunday: What You Have to Give

November 5th, 2015 | John Chandler


Some people are great at giving gifts. They seem to notice things about you and know just the right thing to make you feel like a million bucks.

Some people could write you a blank check and you still wouldn’t trust them.

Not all giving is the same.

Jesus discussed this in Mark, one of the biographies written about him.

As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.”

Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.

Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

Join us this Sunday when we’ll discuss why not all giving is the same and what we really have to give each other.