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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Sunday Words of Encouragement June 9, 2019

We are in Illinois to visit with our son’s family. We and hey managed to get everyone to church this morning. The worship music was good and the Pastor here has a very down to earth preaching style.

The message today started a new series for them: The Lesser Knowns. He is preaching about characters from the Bible who are “lesser known”. His first lesson is from Mark 12:41-44 about the Widow. Her name isn’t known but she is still important.
Jesus was watching (v41.). He is always watching.
She was vulnerable as a widow. Others gave out of wealth, but she gave all out of her poverty (v44).
It wasn’t about her.
She was committed to kingdom principles.
She caught the need to help others.
2 Corinthians 9:6.
She revealed her heart by giving generously.
2 Corinthians 9:7.
She was committed to the community.
She was committed to contributing
She refused to make excuses. She participated.

I didn’t have a specific song jump into mind this morning, but I found this one.
Verses for Today:
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (NIV)
Generosity Encouraged
6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Lord, I thank You for Your provision and thank you for moving me to be a cheerful giver.

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