Flints, Sponges And Honeycombs

And a poor widow came and put in two copper coins

Mark 12:42
Mark 12:38-44 or 12:41-44

Sermon Topic


Givers can be divided into three types: the flint, the SPONGE and the honeycomb.

Some givers are like a piece of flint. To get anything out of it you’ve got to hammer it, and even then you get only chips and sparks.

Some givers are like a sponge. To get anything out of it you’ve got to squeeze, and squeeze it hard, because the more you squeeze a sponge, the more you get.

But other givers are like a honeycomb. A honeycomb simply overflows with its own sweetness. This is how God gives to us. And this is how we should give in return.

Today’s Gospel Lesson includes the well-known story of the “Widow’s Mite” which takes place in the area of the Temple Treasury. The Temple in the Jerusalem of Jesus’ day was divided into a number of different areas to which access was increasingly restricted. Outside was the “Court of the Gentiles.” This area was open to all. The…

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