Liz For the Win: Part 3

Liz discovers that in order to defeat his enemy, he must give up all his weapons. Is he willing to do what it takes to win the battle?

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Memory Verse

“For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it”

Audio Icon   Matthew 16:25



In this episode, Liz discovers he has to give up everything to win. One day Jesus saw a woman bring her offering to the Temple. It was a small offering, only two very small coins. But Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on" (Luke 21:1-4).

When you have nothing, do you feel strong? Do you feel like you have everything? Or do you feel like you’re weak and helpless, like you are nothing because you have nothing? It's hard not to feel like a failure when you have nothing that’s considered valuable by your church, your culture, or even yourself. It's hard to think that you’re making any difference in God's kingdom when you feel invisible.

One important thing the Bible teaches us is that you have to lose your life in order to find it. That's hard for us to understand. After all, it's when we have something that we feel like we can find our way, not when we’re groping around in the dark. But in reality, when everything we do is about Jesus, then we find ourselves just where Jesus wants us to be: completely dependent on him.

Want to dig deeper about depending on Jesus? Read Psalm 18:2, John 3:16 and Philippians 4:6.


Is there anything in your life that gets in the way of Jesus working in your life? Maybe it’s a video game, a television program, or your iPod. Can you give it up for a week? Try it and see what God gives you in its place.