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Jesus shows that “less” may be “more.”

BibleGateway: Mark 12:41-44

ESV Text: Mark 12:41-44

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 5:21 and ends at about 6:3

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     41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. 42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. 43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: 44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 438:
Almighty Father, Heaven and Earth

— Organ Audio

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1. Almighty Father, heaven and earth 
With lavish wealth before Thee bow; 
Those treasures owe to Thee their birth, 
Creator, Ruler, Giver, Thou. 

2. The wealth of earth, of sky, of sea, 
The gold, the silver, sparkling gem, 
The waving corn, the bending tree, 
Are Thine; to us Thou lendest them. 

3. To Thee, as early morning’s dew, 
Our praises, alms, and prayer shall rise 
As rose, when joyous earth was new, 
Faith’s patriarchal sacrifice. 

4. We, Lord, would lay, at Thy behest 
The costliest offerings on Thy shrine; 
But when we give, and give our best, 
We give Thee only what is Thine. 

5. O Father, whence all blessings come; 
O Son, Dispenser of God’s store; 
O Spirit, bear our offerings home: 
Lord, make them Thine forevermore.