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Mark 12:38-44 - January 4, 2019

Pride and Sacrifice

Read Mark 12:38-44

  1. Where is Jesus teaching in this passage?
  2. Who does Jesus warn the people about in v. 38-40?
    1. What does he claim they do?
    2. What will happen to them?
  3. How much did the rich people give at the treasury? (v. 41)
  4. How much did the poor widow give?
    1. When Jesus teaches the disciples what does he say the difference is between the two?


  1. How does the life of Jesus differ from the life of the scribes?
    1. How can you cultivate humility and guard against pride?
  2. What does the widow's offering tell us about what Jesus values verse what the world values?
    1. How does the gospel free us to sacrificially give? 

Philippians 4:10-20 - July 28th 2017

Our Giving: An Offering to God


Read v. 10-13

  1. Why does Paul rejoice in the Lord greatly?
  2. Why were they concerned for Paul? What needs did Paul have?
    1. Where is Paul at this moment in time?
  3. What secret has Paul learned from this situation?
  4. What are the “all things” that Paul can do?



  1. Are you content (scale of 1-10 where are you)? Where are we tempted to search for contentment?
  2. Where should we seek contentment and how do we do that?


Read v. 14-20

  1. How would you describe the Philippians response to Paul’s trouble/need? (ongoing partnership/support)
  2. What is Paul’s greatest priority in it all?
  3. How does Paul describe their financial gift before God?
  4. What promise does Paul make to them? (v. 19)
    1. What does it say?
    2. What does it mean?
    3. What doesn’t it mean?



  1. How do you view giving to the Lord?
  2. How can we as a church and individuals apply the truths of this text?
  3. What confidence does v. 19 give us?