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Two Are Better Than One in the Ministry (2 of 5)
Series: Power In Partnership
Dr. Stan Coffey
Well, I'm preaching a series entitled, "Two Are Better Than One". And today's message is, Two Are Better Than One in the Ministry. I want you to notice with me in Mark 14:1.
"AFTER TWO DAYS WAS THE FEAST OF THE PASSOVER AND UNLEAVENED BREAD AND THE CHIEF PRIEST AND THE SCRIBES SOUGHT HOW THEY MIGHT TAKE HIM BY CRAFT AND PUT HIM TO DEATH.
BUT THEY SAID, "NOT ON THE FEAST DAY, LEST THERE BE AN UPROAR OF THE PEOPLE. 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 VERY PRECIOUS AND SHE BROKE THE BOX AND POURED IT ON HIS HEAD.
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 BEEN GIVEN TO THE POOR AND THEY MURMURED AGAINST HER
Now in John's gospel, we are told that Judas lead the course of criticism. It was Judas who first said, "Why all this waste? This could have been sold and it could have given to the poor."
In verse 6, Jesus said, "LET HER ALONE; WHY TROUBLE YE HER? SHE HAS 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 YOU 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. WHERESOEVER THIS GOSPEL SHALL BE PREACHED THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WORLD. THIS ALSO THAT SHE HATH DONE, SHALL BE SPOKEN OF AS A MEMORIAL UNTO HER."
Well, you know anything that Jesus did when He was on earth, He did for us. He lived the virtuous life for us. Jesus lived a perfect life that He might die a sinner's death. He who knew no sin became sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
Not only did He live a virtuous life but Jesus died a vicarious death; that is He took our sins on the cross, ...
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