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Mark 12:38-43 has often been called 'The Generous Widow.' But unfortunately this is a misnomer. Jesus is not celebrating the widow's generous gift - he is lamenting the corrupt religious system that would take the last of a poor widow's money.

As people who belong to God, we have been given true spiritual riches by Jesus, who by his grace deals with all the dimensions of poverty: poverty of spiritual intimacy, poverty of community, poverty of self, poverty of stewardship. Jesus calls his people, his church, to walk with him and work alongside him in breaking the dimensions of poverty for others - not because of guilt but because of grace and the good news of the gospel.

This sermon was preached at Pakenham Lakeside Church on Sunday November 8th, 2015.
It goes with the Prezi zooming visual found at this link.
Enjoy!

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