Summary: Following Christ in His last days on earth.
The Desire For Jesus (P2) Matthew 26:7-16
I. The Demoniac and their Hatred (26:3-5) Their nature
II. The Devotion that brought Honor (26:6-13)
A. The Lord and His Worth (26:6)
B. Lazarus and his Witness - John 12:1, 9-11
E. The Look of the Wayward (26:8-9)
1. They were Influenced - John 12:4-6
2. They became Indignant (12:8-9) complained, undiscerning
F. The Leader and His Warning (26:10-13)
1. He Rebuked them (26:10a) don’t trouble her
2. He Referred them (26:10b) it’s a good work
3. He Reminded them (26:11)
. A higher priority than any earthly ministry!
4. He Revealed them (26:12)
. Her heart moved by God, her motive was real & genuine
. Sacrificial and symbolic act of worship
. She didn’t have full significances of what she’s doing.
5. He Rewarded her (26:13)
. She was proclaiming the gospel to the world. Memorial!
III. The Deception of the Hypocrite (26:14-16) Judas; heart
A. The Possession - Luke 22:3a; Satan entered him, possess
B. The Position (26:14a) Luke 22:3b
. Association, one of the disciples; John 17:12
. Psalm 41:9; 109:8
. John 6:70 - Did not I choose you, the 12, & one of you is a devil?
(slanderer, false accuser)
C. The Priests (26:14b)
D. The Puzzlement (26:15a)
E. The Pleasure (26:15b) looking for opportunity (26:4)
F. The Price (26:15c) Sold out his teacher, leader, friend
. Betrayed the Son of God, the Savior
G. The Predomination (26:16) obsessed, controlled
. What kind of desire? What about His Worth?
. Are you worshipping Him? What about your influence?
. Who influences you? Are you a Judas? Sold Him out?
. Have you betrayed Him? What’s controlling you?