Pentecost 24, 2015
1 Kings 17:8-16 & Mark 12:38-44
Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Last week in our Bible Study after church we read and discussed the Biblical account of Cain and Able. They both gave offerings to God. Cain brought fruits of the soil and Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. God looked with favor on Able's offering but not Cain's offering. Cain was jealous and in anger killed his brother Able.
The truth is that God did not need either offering. The reason God looked with favor on one offering and not
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