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  • The Poor Widow Series

    Contributed by Neil Partington on Jul 31, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 6,241 views

    Many people give, but it really doesn’t show their committment to God. Today, we are going to look at a widow who didn’t give much by society’s standards, but she gave it all.

    When I was growing up, I participated in several organizations that held fundraisers. The High School band held the biggest fundraisers twice a year to support our band trips (Disney World, Boston, Canada, etc…). Because I didn’t have the money to go on the trips, it was important for me ...read more

  • Poor Widow - Release Your Old Life Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Feb 7, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,091 views

    Placing the coins in the offering, was a greatest act of faith Jesus had seen all day, for what she gave was her total trust to God.

    Note: This was preached on Ash Wednesday, but the content is good anytime of the year. The first two sections support the final section about the poor widow and call for a recommitment to Jesus. God bless. - Peter What is it that God is looking for in our lives? When God sits back and looks ...read more

  • Stewardship 3 - Finishing The Inside Series

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Apr 21, 2005
    based on 74 ratings
     | 4,851 views

    This is the third in a stewardship series but can be used stand alone. It investigates the stewardship lessons found in the giving of a poor widow.

    Building a Life of Christian Stewardship Pt 3 – Finishing the Inside Mark 12:41-44 We’ve spent the first two weeks of stewardship month dealing with the major portions of building this life of Christian Stewardship. First was the foundation established in God’s ownership and our management of ...read more

  • Giving To God Wholeheartedly

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 14, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,266 views

    JESUS PUT HIS STAMP OF APPROVAL ON THE POOR WIDOW’S WHOLEHEARTED GIVING TO GOD

    JESUS PUT HIS STAMP OF APPROVAL ON THE POOR WIDOW’S WHOLEHEARTED GIVING TO GOD I. THE POOR WIDOW SHOWS HER COMMITMENT TO GOD (V.42) A.She was not hindered to come to God by her present situation (v.42a) “And the poor widow came” a. Willingly b. Boldly B. She was not ashamed to give her ...read more

  • What Did Jesus Do About Money? Series

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Feb 21, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 12,899 views

    Jesus drew attention to the faith, trust and sacrificial giving of a poor widow who gave all she had to support the temple ministry.

    I stand before you as a former Bank Manager, well aware that some types of ‘Banker’ are not especially popular at the moment; but I think it is the banker in me calculating that in the last 7 years I have probably preached less than 1% of my sermons on the subject of money. A very poor return - ...read more

  • The Widow's Mite Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on May 27, 2003
    based on 99 ratings
     | 47,186 views

    Jesus contrasts the phony goodness of the religious leaders with the true devotion of the poor widow. With this great story He gives three great principles about giving; (1) God cares about our giving, (2) God cares about how we give and (3) God cares how

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 58 The Widow’s Mite! Luke 21:1-4 Dr. John Broadus, on one memorable Sunday as the ushers were about the offering, left the platform and walked down to where the ushers were beginning ...read more

  • The Widow's Mites

    Contributed by Robert Travis on Aug 25, 2001
    based on 100 ratings
     | 2,541 views

    God knows the motive of our giving.

    THE WIDOW’S MITES And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto ...read more

  • Grace And Giving

    Contributed by Dan Santiago on Jan 11, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,280 views

    Our motive and mode of giving matters to God.

    GRACE & GIVING Mark 12:41-44 INTRODUCTION Christians should take seriously the discipline of giving for the Lord’s ministry. Others thought that this is optional and can be replaced by other forms of service. But the Bible is clear that giving materially for the Lord’s work is equal in ...read more

  • If Your Willing, He's Able

    Contributed by Joe Robbins on Jan 9, 2010
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,716 views

    If your willing, you can do all things through Christ, who strengthens you.

    I. Able, But Not Willing. So many times, we could accomplish more, see more, and receive more if we were just willing to use our abilities. For example let's look at Pharaoh. When asked by Moses, When do you want me to ask God to destroy the frogs, Pharaoh said tomorrow. Exodus 8:9,10 - ...read more

  • Sacrifice

    Contributed by Andrew Huson on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 94 ratings
     | 10,663 views

    To challenge people to a place of sacrifice in their Christian walk.

    Sacrifice Luke 21:1-4 Turn to Luke 21:1-4 "Once upon a time, a pig and a chicken were walking down a village street. They came upon a church sign which was advertising a bazaar and breakfast which was going to be held in a few days. At the bottom of the sign the menu was given, it read ...read more

  • Commitment To Real Giving

    Contributed by Bo Dunford on Jan 5, 2002
    based on 118 ratings
     | 8,185 views

    What real giving is in the Bible

    MARK 12:41-44 "COMMITMENT TO REAL GIVING" A) This is a touching story with a powerful message that is often ignored! * It is a story: * That shows how God’s heart reaches out to those in need ....... * He reaches out in tenderness, and compassion, and love! * It’s a story that shows how much ...read more

  • What Tithing Brings

    Contributed by James Powell on Dec 20, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 690 views

    Scripture describing what tithing brings

    Tithing Brings: Order and Wisdom to your finances and helps curb materialism. Mt 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: Mt 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust ...read more

  • Sacrifical Lifestyle

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Nov 3, 2003
    based on 187 ratings
     | 23,557 views

    A sermon for the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost Proper 27 The Widow’s Mite

    22nd Sunday after Pentecost Proper 27 1Kings 17:8-16 Mark 12: 38-44 "Sacrificial Lifestyle"   8 ¶ Then the word of the LORD came to him, 9 "Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you." 10 So he arose and went ...read more

  • A Few Small Coins Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Jan 5, 2012
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,709 views

    Do you struggle with the idea that your giving makes no difference? What difference does our giving make in the Grand scheme of things.

    Have you seen the Television show, Storage Wars? Storage Wars is a reality television series that began on the A&E Network premiering in 2010. The show features two auctioneers and 5 auction hunters -- Dave Hester, Darrell Sheets, Barry Weiss, and Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante. (If you ...read more

  • Giving Series

    Contributed by Keith Andrews on Jun 8, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,013 views

    Third of the Form the Heart Series

    Giving Mark 12:41-44 All Scripture Marked NKJV: The New King James Version. 1996, c1982. Nashville: Thomas Nelson. All Scripture Marked NLT: Holy Bible : New Living Translation. 1997,Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House. This week all the celebrity gossip surrounded a 14 year old girl from Palm ...read more