January 30, 2011
Mark 12:41-44 - The Widow's Mite
Mark 12:41-44 NIV
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."
John 1:14 NIV
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 4:1, 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 NIV
Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.
He is Able
He is able, more than able to accomplish what concerns me today. He is able, more than able to handle everything that comes my way. He is able, more than able to do much more than I could ever dream...
Leviticus 25:1, Luke 4:1 NIV
The lord said to Moses at Mount Sinai, Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,