Here is the video to my latest sermon at Christ Church Mansfield, Gospel Centered Giving: Grace Made Visible from Mark 12:38-44.
This is part 29 of our series The Way of Paradox: Following the Right-Side Up King in an Upside-Down World, a Study in the Gospel of Mark.
In this sermon, we explore the extraordinary giving of woman of humble means but full faith, contrasted with the meager giving of the wealthy, established and religious elite, and exposes a fundamental principle we often overlook when it comes to giving of our resources…
Giving is first a heart issue, before it’s ever a money issue.
The widow in Mark 12 shows us what gospel centered giving, grace made visible, actually looks like.
Only those who first give all that they are can give all that they have. And we can fully give all that we are and have because we have received from God all the best that He could give us in Jesus His Son.
“Giving is a reflection of the health of your heart, not the wealth of your wallet.” @ccmansfieldtx #wayofparadox
“Only those who give all that they are can give all that they have.” @ccmansfieldtx #wayofparadox
“Our money & where it goes betray what our hearts find most valuable.” @ccmansfieldtx #wayofparadox
References in the Sermon
Ann Voskamp’s article on Waging Love in Iraq with Preemptive Love Coalition Link:
Ann Voskamp on Twitter (@AnnVoskamp)
Relevant Magazine article “What Would Happen if the Church Tithed.”
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