Giving Sacrificially

A look at people throughout history who traded in things of worldly significance to serve Christ.

"What Are You Willing to Trade?"

Sacrifice is trading something you love, for something you love more. This inspirational video illustration shows those significant things that Biblical and historical people have "traded in" in order to serve Christ.

Dear Lord: In light of Your love, it's a privilege to give even out of poverty. I choose to trust You enough to give even beyond my apparent ability. Thank you for Your love.

• Mark 12:41–44  "The Widow’s Offering"

      41Jesus 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. 42But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. 43Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

• 2 Corinthians 8:1–4  "Generosity Encouraged"

      1And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 3For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 4they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.