by Rick White

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Defining Our Sacrifice (3 of 5)
Series: Giving My Best, Lord
Rick White
Matthew 26:6-13

Message Truth: The scripture teaches us that Jesus is not so impressed by the amount we may give, but He is interested in our heart, motive, and passion.

(Mat 26:6-13 NIV) While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, {7} a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. {8} When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked. {9} "This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor." {10} Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. {11} The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. {12} When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. {13} I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."

Introduction: Earlier this week Jim Harvey returned from a preaching engagement from Texas and announced that he had found the solution to our financial needs for the capital stewardship program. Furthermore he declared that I was right at the center of this plan.

1. First he told me that I should have gone a bit farther in the series from the 23rd Psalm and reminded the people that one of the duties of the shepherd is to fleece the flock. Since I had failed at "fleecing the flock" he had now found a new remedy for us.

2. He had read in the Oklahoma Baptist Messenger about a pastor who held a two-week revival meeting in the church and promised the people that if they met all the attendance goals, he would kiss a pig. The report stated that the pastor and youth director kept their word, kissing the pig at least 17 times, until the frustrated pig bit the youth director on the nose. I am happy to report that the yo ...

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