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The Heart of Generosity | Mark 12:41-44
Principle: Generosity is not determined by the size of the gift but by the size of the sacrifice.
In the story we read, Jesus was observing the people who were giving their offerings in the temple. Then, he called His disciples together. He commended the women who gave almost nothing. He said: “I tell you the truth, 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” (Mark 12:43-44, NIV).
In Jesus’ eyes, generosity is not determined by the size of the gift but by the size of the sacrifice.
A. What must we notice from the story?
- 1. Jesus watches what we do.
- 2. Jesus knows the amount.
- 3. Jesus elevated the woman.
B. What are the takeaways from this story? What is Jesus trying to teach us?
- 1. Leave a legacy not just an inheritance.
- 2. Be a giver, not just a taker.
- 3. Make a difference, not just a living.
The most generous are not determined by how much they give, but what’s left after they give, not by the size of the gift but the size of the sacrifice.
Two Questions: What will be left after you give? What will be the size of your sacrifice?