The Widow's Mites (Luke 21 1-4) 03/20/19

                                                                The Widow’s Mites

Luke 21:1-4

I. Gifts for the Treasury (vs. 1-2)

     a. The “treasury” was a reference to 13 trumpet shaped treasure boxes located in the temple’s Court of the

         Women. Why is the location important to this passage of Scripture? _____________________________

          ____________________________________________________________________________________

     b. Who does Jesus observe placing gifts into the treasury? _______________________________________

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     c. What may have contributed to Jesus recognizing some that gave as being rich? ____________________

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     d. Beside what the rich put into the treasury who else was observed giving and what was given? ________

         ____________________________________________________________________________________

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II. Offerings to God (vs. 3-4)

      a. How does Jesus describe what the widow gave? _____________________________________________

          ____________________________________________________________________________________

       b. Would the people present have evaluated the widow’s offering in the same light that Jesus did…why or

           why not? ___________________________________________________________________________

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       c. Does Jesus indicate that the rich people’s offerings were unacceptable to God? ___________________

          ____________________________________________________________________________________

       d. What seems to be the standard by which Jesus evaluated the gifts being offered? _________________

           ___________________________________________________________________________________

       e. How does the message of this passage correspond to 2 Corinthians 8:3, 12? _____________________

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       f. In the previous passage, Luke 20:46-47, the people were warned about the scribes “devouring widows

          houses.” Do you think there is a connection between that and Jesus observation about what this widow

          gave? ______________________________________________________________________________

       g. Is giving important for believers today? ___________________________________________________

           ___________________________________________________________________________________

       h. What can we determine is the most critical point expressed in this passage concerning giving?_______

           ___________________________________________________________________________________

III. Application: Is grace giving something rich and poor can do? __________________________________

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