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June 21, 2019

Sermon Discussion Questions - The Poor Widow: Rich in Faith

Jason Meyer

Pastor for Preaching & Vision

The following discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on June 23, “The Poor Widow: Rich in Faith” (Mark 12:38–44). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.

Main Point: Real Christianity is feeding on God by faith. Fake Christianity is using God to feed on others.

Discussion Questions

  • Does this text expect every Christian to give away all that they have to live on so that they can live on the Lord completely?
  • What is the relationship between faith and finances in this story?
  • What is the relationship between money and what we value or treasure?
  • Can you name some mile markers on the journey of generosity?
  • What is the difference between faith and presumption?

Application Questions

  • In the journey of generosity, where are you? What would it look like to follow Jesus and take the next step in that journey?
  • Have you experienced and tasted the truth that it is more blessed to give than to receive? Share about a specific time you tasted that truth.
  • How would you answer the closing question of the sermon: Dear friends, if our wallets and checkbooks and purses took the witness stand, would they speak for or against our confession of Christ?

Prayer Focus
Pray for a grace to take the next step in your journey of generosity.

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