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Matthew 14:13-21
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A Widow Gives Her Mites

First Sunday in Lent

from the book
The Gifts Of Lent
Sermons And Children's Sermons


Donald Neidigk



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You say you feel sorry for me? Why, what for? Oh, sure, I'm a widow and all I own I could load on one small donkey, but don't feel sorry for me. I'm far richer than you might think.

Shall we go sit in the shade of the olive tree there? I'd invite you in, but my house is far too small for all of you to fit inside. Out here perhaps we can catch a cool breeze. The stones, this old log, these will be our chairs. What a wonderful living room our Lord gives us!

Yes, I am a widow, and have been for ten years or so. My husband died on a trip to Jerusalem to sell our crops. The market was crowded that day -- so much pushing and shoving. A freight wagon loaded with Roman military supplies was rumbling along the rough stone pavement. Somehow my husband slipped and fell under the wheels.

He was fifty, still strong...

This First Sunday in Lent sermon, A Widow Gives Her Mites, is based on Luke 21:1-4 and relates to First Sunday in Lent of Cycle of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book The Gifts Of Lent . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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