The Joshua Victor Theory

Of Mites and Women

November 9, 2009

Sermon for LWML Sunday on the offering of the widow's mites on Mark 12:38-44.

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  1. Read Psalm 16:5-6. What does it mean to have the Lord as our portion or lot? How does this order our priorities in life?

  1. What mattered most to the scribes? (Mark 12:38-40). How does this differ from the way Jesus taught us to give and to pray? Matt. 6:1-8. What are examples where we fall into the trap of showing off our status or our “holiness”?

  1. What was the status of a widow? Who guards the widow? Psalm 68:5; Malachi 3:5

  1. Why is a place of humility better than a place of honor? Mark 10:31, 42-45.

  1. Why should giving and true generosity be sacrificial? What might we sacrifice in our giving? What made the widow’s gift bigger than all the others?

  1. Who was the ultimate example of sacrificial giving? What did Jesus acquire for our inheritance through His death on the cross and resurrection?

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