Weekly Update for the Week of 2/27/23 - 3/3/23
Updated: Feb 25
Weekly Newsletter: Family Devotion Material for the Week of 2/27/23
Theme: The Poor Woman's Gift
Bible Verse: “I will be glad and rejoice in your love.” Psalm 31:7
Read the Bible: Mark 12:41-44. Read the story on pages 415-418 in God’s Story for Me Bible Storybook.
Jesus, Jesus’ friends, rich men, poor woman
When the widow gave two small coins, Jesus told His friends that she had given the most (Mark 12:41-44)
When & Where?
During the final weeks of Jesus’ life, in the Temple in Jerusalem
To help children show love for God
1. Tell how a poor woman showed love to God
2. Name a way to show love for God
3. Pray to show love for God and to thank Him for His love
As you read about the poor widow’s gift, what challenges you? How might this story
encourage the children you teach? In the Court of Women, Jesus watched a hubbub of milling people and animals. But one widow caught His eye. She carried two lepta, the smallest and thinnest of coins, together worth half a cent. The widow slipped her coins into the collection box and was off. But Jesus pointed her out to the disciples. Jesus said she gave more than any other person because she gave all she had, fully trusting her Father to meet all her needs.
• When have you given something to God that you hadn’t planned to give?
• What happened as a result of that gift? What did you learn?
God still isn’t impressed by how much we give but by how we give. What He calls us to give is the same now as it ever was—everything. Because we have Him, we can give generously, secure in the knowledge of His constant love and care. Help your little ones begin to discover that even small gifts to God are valued. Let your joy in giving encourage your children to become joyful givers.