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  • Alabaster Jar

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Nov 27, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    True, fond, unadulterated and pristine love certainly moves our Lord!

    Mummy! Luke 7:45”You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet.” As we were waiting in the signal, I saw a transgender woman approach our car for money, I was muttering within myself and looked at here with disgust, she came close to me and ...read more

  • Alabaster Jars To Extravagant Love Series

    Contributed by Andy Almendarez on Dec 11, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    The love of Jesus takes believers way beyond responsible giving to extravagant love!

    Alabaster Jars to Extravagant Love Mark 14:3-9 The love of Jesus takes believers way beyond responsible giving to extravagant love! I want to begin this series on giving with the extravagant gift of Mary to our Lord Jesus. Those who are forgiven much love much. Cantankerous old barber ...read more

  • The Heart Of Worship Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 36 ratings

    The Woman with the Alabaster Jar illustrates the HEART of Worship.

    Purpose Series #6 (Six Sessions on God’s Purpose for Your Life) The Heart of Worship Luke 7:36-50 SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 7:36-39 INTRODUCTION: This is the 6th week of our study in “Beginning Life Together.” This study is taken from the book, The Purpose Driven Life where Rick ...read more

  • Anointing At Bethany

    Contributed by Shine Thomas on Mar 15, 2010
    based on 21 ratings

    A sacrificial and selfless worship!

  • Living A Life Of Sacrifice: A Matter Of The Heart

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Dec 2, 2001
    based on 33 ratings

    The woman with the alabaster jar and the widow’s two copper coins show us that sacrificial giver is not determined by much we give, but by a grateful heart.

    “Living A Life of Sacrifice: A Matter Of The Heart” Romans 12:1-8 This is the last week of our stewardship “check-up.” I hope that during the past week you have found quiet times to allow the Lord to search your heart, give you insights into His will, and give you the passion to become a godly ...read more

  • Do What You Can

    Contributed by Don Brockus on Oct 6, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    It is my opinion that although the gospels of Matt., Mk., Lk., and John record some similar details regarding the alabaster jar, the critical reader will conclude that three separate anointing occur.

    Do What You Can! (Mark 14:3-9) (Mark 14:1-9; Matthew 26:7-13; Luke 7:36-40; John 12:3-8, cf. [confer]) Introduction In our pericope (Pericope is an English word with Greek origins for: a passage from a written work) this morning, I have chosen Mark 14:3-9. It is my opinion that although the ...read more

  • Mary Worshipped

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Apr 6, 2017

    When we read of Mary the sister of Lazarus anointing Jesus with that alabaster jar of nard we often focus on who she was, the worth of the perfume, what the disciples said, etc. But we often overlook what Mary was actually doing.

    Matthew 26:6-16 (Please open your Bibles so that you can follow along) Two weeks ago we have took a look at Jesus clearing the temple of the livestock marketplace and currency exchange bank that had been set up in the temple in order to profit from the sacrifices and offerings which would be ...read more

  • The Beauty Of Extravagant Worship Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Jan 28, 2018

    Worship isn't about coming to get something from God; it's all about giving Him something. When you bless the Lord, you can't help but be blessed in return.

    INTRODUCTION I’ve shared some church bulletin bloopers in the past, but churches just keep making mistakes with their announcements. Here are some actual statements that appeared in church bulletins. 1. The outreach committee has enlisted 25 visitors to make calls on people who are not ...read more

  • Sacrifice Fragrant To The Lord

    Contributed by William Tan Yen Hoe on May 17, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    What is it in your hand to offer to the Lord. The sacrifice which you offered not only bring delight to the Lord but also bring the most beautiful fragrance to fill the entire room.

    Today the title of my sharing is “A Fragrant Sacrifice” This story is taken from John 12 and also found in Matt 26 and Mark 14. The setting was at the house of Simon the Leper, (where Lazarus lived) after he had been raised from the dead. The time was six days before the Passover. ...read more

  • A Worshipper's Gift

    Contributed by Daniel Cabrera on Nov 18, 2006
    based on 4 ratings


    Text. Lk 7:36-38 Intro: WAS SHE A WORSHIPPER, WHAT WAS HER GIFT AND HOW DID SHE PRESENT IT? a gift is worth more when it is given with the right attitude, and proper actions that follow.. WHY IS IT NECCESSARY TO GIVE? settles 4 issues within our lives 1. The Position Issue (who is going ...read more

  • Uncommon Worship Series

    Contributed by Quint Pitts on Oct 17, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    A look at the uncommon worship of the sinful woman who annointed Jesus with the contents of her alibaster box

    UNCOMMON WORSHIP Cure For The Common Life—Part 3 Introduction Roll “Basketball Passes” Video BLIND SPOTS OBSCURE MY NEED FOR UNCOMMON WORSHIP I’m Curious [36] Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. ...read more

  • Love Anyway

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Oct 19, 2008

    The extravagance of love often has a demanding yet exhilarating cost.

    Love Anyway Mark 14:3-9 Sermon Objective: The extravagance of love often has a demanding yet exhilarating cost. Supporting Scripture: 1 John 4:20; Luke 10:29-37; James 2:14-26 INTRO It was a quiet December evening on Ward C43, the oncology unit at Georgetown University. Many of the ...read more

  • Lent 2013 Week 5 Series

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Mar 21, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Taking a look at the attendees at the dinner given in Jesus' honor in Bethany at the home of Simon the Leper. Which character(s) would you be if you had been there? Many had good attitudes and thankful hearts.

    This is the fifth week of the Lenten season and today we’ll be taking a look at an event in the life of Jesus that revealed true love. So, let’s take a look at the passage starting in the 12th chapter of John, verses 1 through 8 John 12:1-8 “Six days before the Passover, ...read more

  • Come See What's Free

    Contributed by Robert Rust on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 196 ratings

    This morning's Scripture lesson describes a common reoccurring Biblical theme of sin and forgiveness. Sound kind of familiar? We sin, God forgives. But the characters of this story provide us with a special opportunity to see what real forgiveness is all about. Our story takes us to the home of ...read more

  • What Memorial Will You Leave?

    Contributed by Louis Jenkins on May 28, 2016

    Memorial Day Sermon for a Senior Citizen Home or Rehabilitation Center

    What Memorial Will you Leave? A Memorial Day Sermon Matthew 26:6-13 Rev. Louis L. Jenkins Maple Springs Baptist Church Preached at Larkin Chase Care and Rehabilitation Center Sunday, May 29, 2016 Matthew 26:6-13 NIV While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, 7 a woman ...read more