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Session 24

Give Your Best

Read: Mark 14:1-9

Mark, one of Jesus’ followers, told the story of a woman who broke a jar of expensive perfume and poured it on Jesus’ feet. This wasn’t just any department store perfume. It was worth more than a year’s wages!

Jesus saw the extravagance of her gift and called it “a beautiful thing.” However, others in the room didn’t think her actions were beautiful. Bewildered, they complained that her perfume should have been sold so the money could be given to the poor.

When we take God at His word and give Him our best, people are going to think we’re crazy. When we save diligently then give that money away, people are going to think we’re crazy. The question we all have to answer is which voice we will listen to. Are we willing to follow the Bible’s commands and the prompting of the Holy Spirit, even if we might seem a little crazy?

Like the woman in Mark’s story, we don’t have to fear giving big because Jesus gives extravagantly for us. By dying on the cross for our sins, Jesus has already blessed us beyond all we could have asked or imagined. Why would we not feel the freedom to give generously in return?

Think About:
1. What’s the most extravagant gift you’ve ever received? How did you respond to such generosity?
2. The woman in Mark 14 is a great example of how gratitude leads to generosity. What are you thankful for today?
3. How can you give generously to someone today?

Pray:
Jesus, You have already given me the most extravagant gift. Your death on the cross paid a debt I could never pay. Thank You for giving generously to me, and help me to give generously to others."


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Following Jesus Is Radical

Following Jesus Is Radical

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Everything Belongs to Jesus

Everything Belongs to Jesus

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It’s Not About Me

It’s Not About Me

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Jesus Says We Should Tithe

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God Doesn’t Need Our Money

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Money Doesn’t Save Us. Jesus Does.

Money Doesn’t Save Us. Jesus Does.

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Jesus Alone Satisfies Our Souls

Jesus Alone Satisfies Our Souls

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Everyone Can Afford to Tithe

Everyone Can Afford to Tithe

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Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

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We All Need Help Sometimes

We All Need Help Sometimes

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Know Where Your Money Goes

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How To Distinguish Wants From Needs

How To Distinguish Wants From Needs

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You Can’t Love Both God and Money

You Can’t Love Both God and Money

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God Wants You To Be Debt-Free

God Wants You To Be Debt-Free

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Debt Is a Choice

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Broke People Can’t Bless People

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Better Planning Leads To Better Choices

Better Planning Leads To Better Choices

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Fund Your Future

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Every Cent Counts

Every Cent Counts

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Hard Work Pays Off

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Faithfulness Now Increases Responsibility Later

Faithfulness Now Increases Responsibility Later

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Less Is More

Less Is More

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Giving Is More Fun Than Receiving

Giving Is More Fun Than Receiving

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Give Your Best

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What Can Destroy You?

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God Never Fails

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Work With Purpose

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Do Whatever It Takes

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