Two Coins

Kingdom Values

By Cory DiCarro, November 13, 2022

Big Idea: Living in the Kingdom means giving towards things that matter.

The Kingdom of God is His eternal, spiritual ruling authority over everything.

Mark 12:38–40 38 And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces 39 and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 40 who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

Mark 12:41–42 41 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.

Mark 12:43–44 43 And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. 44 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

What we learn from Jesus about giving…

  • Jesus sees and evaluates what people overlook.

What we learn from the widow about giving…

  • The widow gave sacrificially, generously, faithfully, and fearlessly.

Final Thought

  • What if we lived a life that’s marked by how much we give, instead of by how much we gain?