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But believe it or not, if you want to find the most valuable perfume in all of time, you have to turn to the Word of God in the book of John, chapter twelve, verses one through eight.
This morning, we’ve talked about what our wives might want this Christmas. I’m sure we’ve all spent time talking about what the husbands and the children and loved ones want for Christmas. But what does Jesus want this Christmas? Besides, it is his birthday we’re celebrating. What would Jesus want? Notice I did not ask “What does Jesus want FOR Christmas", but what does Jesus want THIS Christmas?” Because what Jesus wants from you and me this Christmas is exactly what Jesus wants 365 days a year. It doesn’t change! I believe that in our text today we have the answer to this question. We see it through the gift Mary gave Jesus when he was in Bethany. We see an example of what Jesus does want and what Jesus does NOT want this Christmas.
1) What Jesus wants: A SACRIFICE of LOVE.
A sacrifice of love was exactly what Mary gave Jesus. Every detail we read is an expression of her love for Jesus. Verse three says she took a pound of “very costly” perfume. Just how costly was it? We read that Judas thought he could sell it for about 300 denarii. Remember, a denarius was one day’s wage in Jesus’ day. If a person works five days a week every week of the year, no holidays or vacations, it equals only 260 days a year. In other words, this perfume was worth more than an entire year’s salary for the average person! Let’s give a conservative estimate
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