Ask God to show you ways you can give to others things that matter to you.
Fill a small cup with warm water. Put a couple tablespoons of a favorite drink in a large cup. (Make sure the cups aren’t see-through.) Hold up the cups so everyone can see how full they are. Ask which cup they’d rather have. After they choose, show them the inside of the cups. Why did they choose the one they did? How did they feel when they first saw the amounts? Which tasted better.
What matters more, amount or content? What would mean more: If a person with a truckload of cookies offered you one cookie, or if a friend who had only one cookie gave it to you? Why?
A similar thing happen in the Bible. Read Mark 12:41-44.
- Why was the widow’s coin worth more than what the others gave? Why do you think she gave it all?
- If you gave your last coin away like she did, how would you survive?
- What stops you from giving sometimes?
- What can you give today? Who can you give it to?
Vitamins & Minerals:
[Jesus said,] “They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on” (Mark 12:44)
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