Sunday, February 18, 2018

This week's lesson (February 17-23): the Impact of Tithing

Read Mark 12:38-40
1. What did Jesus say about "the teachers of the law"? What seems to have been their motivation?

2. If "the teachers of the law" are doing good things, then why does it matter if their motives are selfish? How does your answer apply to tithing?

Read Mark 12:41-44
1. Why did Jesus criticize the rich people who gave money to the Temple? Again, if they are doing good things, then why does it matter if their motives are selfish?

2. Why did Jesus praise the widow? What was her motivation?

3. In verse 40, Jesus criticized "the teachers of the law" because "they devour widow's houses" -- yet in verses 43f, Jesus praised the woman because she gave "all she had to live on." What does this say about those who give? What does it say about those who receive their gifts?

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