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Series: What's in It for Me?
What's in it for me? That is what everybody wants to know today about everything. You want to know when you come to town what the best schools are and what the best church is, what's in it for me? What is it going to benefit me? We have been thinking about that and so did the disciples. Peter asked, "Lord, we have left everything to serve you, houses and lands, our boats and nets, what will we have therefore?" What is in it for me? Does it really pay to serve Jesus Christ?
So today we are talking about "Giving Life Eternal Significance". In Mark 14 beginning in verse 3, this is the study of Mary and Martha. This is the home of Mary and Martha, the house of Simon. Mary is there and she is going to do a very beautiful and wonderful thing as she pours her ointment on Jesus.
Mark 14:3-9 "And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there comes a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. And there was some that had indignation within themselves, and said, why was this waste of 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 for the burying. Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her."
Now here is a little lady that Jesus memorialized. He gave what she did eternal significance. He said, forever more, wherever the gospel is preached, this deed that she did will be spoken ...
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