God wanted the Israelites to learn to thank God for God’s goodness by giving back to God from what God gave them. From gold, silver, bronze, yarn, olive oil, etc. In the sermon, Rev. Nadeem says that our giving reflects our gratitude to God. In the gospel of Mark, chapter 12, Jesus appreciates the generosity of a widow who, despite she was poor, offered everything she had. The sermon aims to remind the importance of giving for our Christian faith. The giving not only includes money but our talent and time as well.