Our Best for Jesus
Now, I want you to take God's Word, and I want you to open it. Please, to the Gospel of Mark, the 14th chapter. Today we're going to be thinking on ''Our Best for Jesus. Mark, the 14th Chapter and we begin in Verse 3: a marvelous episode in the life of our Lord. It's so important that it was recorded by all four Gospel writers.
Mark 14:3 ''And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard, the very precious; and she brake the box and poured it on his head. And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, 'Why was this waste of the ointment made? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor.' And they murmured against her. And Jesus said, 'Let her alone: why trouble ye her? She hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will, ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. Verily I say unto you, that wheresoever the gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.'''
What a beautiful, marvelous story this is. Now, I want you to get the setting of this story. Jesus has raised Lazarus from the dead. Lazarus was the brother of Mary and Martha. Mary and Martha and Lazarus were friends of the Lord Jesus. And He'd often spent the night in their home and been refreshed in their home. And now, Lazarus was sick. He had died. And Jesus had revived him and brought him back to life. And as we read all of the Gospel accounts, we can tell that the feast that is described here in Mark, Chapter 14, is a celebration for Lazarus coming back to life.
Now, I want you to get the picture. The table is set. All of the notable guests are there. Jesus and Lazarus are ta ...
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