Preach the Gospel by Pastor Melissa Scott

October 14, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott 

Pastor Melissa Scott Teaching from the Bible

 

We have the story of the widow and Jesus says these people they just cast in their abundance, she gave all that she had, she gave of her sustenance. She had two, she gave what she had. Now I am not telling you that that is what you ought to do – you need to give everything. I’m telling you the spirit in which she gave it. And hear very carefully. There’s going to be people who are going to misinterpret what I am saying. The spirit in which she gave it. Now let me step away from money for a minute to make my point crystal clear so no one will say “Well are you trying to say this?”

Back to my husband because it’s the greatest analogy I can think of. I gave of myself 100% unconditionally. I would be somewhere across town. In fact I hate to tell you this, it’s a little bit embarrassing. I’d be somewhere across town with pieces of foil in my hair sitting at the hairdresser. And he’d call and say “How quickly can you be here?” You know with the temptation to just get out of the chair with the foil on your head and go out the door. We used to have an expression, “Be there with bells on” because he’d call me and some of you folks I might have passed you by on the freeway some ten years ago. I might have been like a blur – pshhh! Get out of my way. But it was unconditional. He would call, I’d be there. No strings attached. And that was our love relationship. No strings attached.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that the widow’s mite, she gave not like the others who had an abundance. You have Matthew 26, the woman with the alabaster box. And I don’t understand why we have problems with people, if people would just step out and talk about these things the way they occurred. Jesus said “Wherever you preach the Gospel also tell about what this woman did as a memorial” in remembrance of what she did. She didn’t take of this ointment and say “Well I’m going to hold back a bit” or “here I’ll give you fifty per cent of what’s in here.” She gave it all. You heard the response, “Why this waste?” “Why trouble the woman? She’s done a good work. Leave her alone,” the spirit in which she gave. It’s always coming back to the same thing.

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