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Order of Service

Music……………………..Worship Team
Real Love
Welcome……………………….Bill Butler
Music……………………..Worship Team
Only You Can
Not Afraid
Living Hope
Message………………….Colleen Gross
Lessons from the Widow
Offering & Announcements
Music……………………..Worship Team
Real Love
Dismissal……………………..Bill Butler

Message notes
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Looking up, Jesus saw rich people throwing their gifts into the collection box for the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow throw in two small copper coins worth a penny. He said, “I assure you that this poor widow has put in more than them all. All of them are giving out of their spare change. But she from her hopeless poverty has given everything she had to live on.”

-Luke 21:1-4

1.  Jesus sees what I !

2.  God’s is different than my !

3.  God commends me when I !

“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.

“Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.

“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

 -Matthew 6:25-33

Jesus commends faith through generosity!

LIFE APPLICATION
To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1.  What one idea from today's message really stood out to you?  Why?

2.  In what way are you inspired by the story of the widow?
What lesson can you take away from her story?

3.  What would it look like for you to become a radically generous person with your time? Talents? Money? 
What next step do you need to take in each of these areas this week?

4.  How has this series impacted you? What’s your next step?