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Important Nursery News
A new nursery program is available during the 10:00 a.m. Thank you to all of those who have volunteered to assist with this much needed ministry. The primary professional & certified attendant will be Shantel Taylor, who is the Related Arts and Extended Care Teacher for our St. James School.
They devour widows' houses
Twenty Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Beware of the Scribes
Mark 12:38 As he taught, Jesus said, "Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted in the marketplaces,
The Widow's Two Mites
Mark 12:41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.
[Mark 12:38] (vv. 38-44) The contrast between the scribes and the widow is striking. The hypocritical scribes look good outwardly, but are in fact greedy and selfish. Jesus actually identifies six characteristics of their improper behavior in vv. 38-40. The widow's gift, on the other hand, does not appear to be much, yet it was a true act of sacrifice and commitment. Believers should be reminded that, in giving, it is not the amount that matters to God, but rather the attitude (cf. 2 Cor. 9:6, 7)
[Mark 12:42] The value of the copper coin was approximately one-eighth of a cent (see chart, "Monies, Weights, and Measures," Matt. 18:24).
NSRV & Believer's Study Bible (BSB) Notes
Readings for the week of November 18th
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Thursday Bible Study (Library) 10:30 am
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