Mary of Bethany, Disciple of Christ (First Service Message)
Mary of Bethany, Disciple of Christ
My Sermon Notes from February 23, 2020 Full Text: Mark 14:3-9
3 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. 4 Some of those present
were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume? 5 It could have
been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they
rebuked her harshly. 6
“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her?
She has done a beautiful thing to me. 7 The poor you will always have with you, and
you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me. 8 She did
what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my
burial. 9 Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what
she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
1. What would it look like for you, your family, or your ACCESS Group to value Christ above
2. How would our church community and our various ministries be different if we imitated
Mary of Bethany by setting our hearts daily on the finished work of Christ on the cross?
Link to Second Service Message (Pursue God’s Purpose): http://www.jec.org.ph/sermons/pursue-gods-purpose-second-service-message/