Sermon Snap Shot November 6, 2016

Sermon Snap Shot November 6, 2016

But the exact quantity of the widow’s offering is not really the point here, is it? The point that Jesus is trying to make is about sacrifice. While the widow’s offering was tiny compared to the rich people who put in large amounts, for her it represented a huge sacrifice. For her, it represented her all.
And as we will discover over the next few scenes in Mark’s Gospel, this widow’s sacrifice is a foreshadowing of what is to come. Overcoming temptation…and betrayal…and abandonment, Jesus too would give his all. He would die a humiliating death on a cross, believing til the very end the same things that this widow believed. God has my back. God can be trusted.
 
From yesterday’s message from Mark 12:41-44, “The Disciple’s Path: Learning to Give”
 
 
Rev. Lane Glaze
Pastor, Waters Edge UMC

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