How To Have A Life That Lasts
We're in the gospel of Mark now. We've been preaching through Mark and I want you to turn to Mark chapter 14 if you l will. There's a beautiful story here. As a matter of fact, this is such a wonderful story, it is told in all four gospels. Mark chapter 14, 1 begin reading in verse 3. ''And being in Bethany in the home of Simon the leper, as he sat at even (now the he refers to Jesus, and that means while Jesus was having dinner) there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment and spikenard (spikenard is perfume) very precious, and she brake the box and poured it on his head. And there were some that having indignation within themselves and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made for it might have been sold for more than 300 pence and 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. Ye have the poor with you always, whensoever ye will ye may do them good. But me ye have not always. She hath done what she could. She hath come beforehand to anoint my body to the burial. Verily I say unto you that wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world this also which she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.'' (or to her).
I want to ask you a question. What on earth are you doing for heaven's sake? Or let me cask it another way. What are you doing that makes any difference? Or let me ask it another way. other sister is in the kitchen. She is preparing dinner and she is rattling around the pots and pans. After awhile Mary's heart is so overcome, so overwhelmed with love for the Lord Jesus she gets up and leaves. And after awhile she comes back with an alabaster box. In that alabaster box is a very, very, very expensive perfume. The Bible calls it precious. As a matter of fact, the perfume in that box was equal to a years labor to a laboring man. One man would have to work one ye ...
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