While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.
Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume?
It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages[a] and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly.
“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
The poor you will always have with you,[b] and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.
She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.
Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
Summary: You are Loved by God in Christ. Knowing your position and stand in the Lord gives you a confidence that enables you to face all oppressive forces with divine strength. Pastor Sumeet shares this powerful revelations from the scripture to prove this.
Summary: This is the first in a six part Easter Series. The premise comes from Phil. 2:5-7 where it states that Jesus "emptied Himself, taking on the form of a bond-servant." We too need to be emptied so we can be filled with the fullness of Christ alone.
Summary: Fourth in a 12 part series examining THE most important week in all of history: The Passion Week, when Jesus fulfilled Mark 10:45. Now, The Servant Suffers: He Is Adored. We see the demonstration, discouragement & defense of Mary's extravagant love.
Summary: The longer we know Him the more we love Him, and the more we want to love Him. Our love for Him becomes an extravagant love. There is nothing too great to do for Him; nothing too much to give.
Summary: Often overshadowed by her sister Mary, Martha is often marginalized as an undesirable example of for disciples. However, when examined through the lens of scripture and not popular Christian books, Martha shines through as an example for all godly women.
Summary: We need to let (Point at Chest) this clay jar, this outer shell. this fleshly nature. our will to be broken. And when you do your life will be filled to overflowing with the sweet perfume of the Holy Spirit.
Summary: What caused Christ to declare, “Wherever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her”? What made her action so lasting?
Summary: The Lord wants us to do what we can and He will do the rest. When we do what is possible then God will do the impossible. When we give what we have then God
can use it to perform miracles. The Lord does not ask to do what we cannot do .
Summary: Judas began his walk with the Lord just as every one of the other 11 disciples, but he developed a mentality of "controlling the bag" that led to his downfall. He abandoned Jesus for the sake of worldly gain and didn't give God his all.
Summary: The Lord wants us to be used, yes, but what he is really after is that we pour all we have of ourselves to Him, and if that be all, that is enough.
The question is not one of working for Him, but of being of service to Him, of ministering to the Lord.