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Do What You Can (35 of 37)
Series: Then Came Jesus
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.THE DEVOTION OF THE WOMAN
II. THE DISCIPLES' REACTIONS
III. THE DISCIPLES' MENTALITY OF THEIR RESPONSE
If you have your Bible this morning, I want you to turn to Mark Chapter 14. We've been studying the Gospel of Mark for quite some time following the footsteps of Jesus. Now He is in the shadow of the cross.
These events that we've been studying about the last several weeks have all taken place in the shadow of the cross. How meaningful it is that these were the things that the Holy Spirit recorded about the last days of Jesus before He went to Calvary.
Mark Chapter 14. I want to begin in Verse 3 but I want you to ask yourself the question, "Is what I'm doing with my life going to last? What difference will it make what I'm doing at the present time ten thousand years from now or ten million years from now?
Because you see one of these days, you're going to leave this earth and when you leave this earth you will leave behind everything you have and you will take with you everything you are. I want you to ask the question, "Are the things I'm living for worth Jesus dying for?"
I want to speak today on the subject, "Do What You Can". Verse 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 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. ...
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