Pastor Mike continues the Journey to Calvary and reflects on the series of events taking place during some of the last moments of Jesus’ life. In the midst of plotting, misinterpreting and betrayal comes a moment of beautiful, extravagant worship.
A moment of (evil plotting)
Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and teachers of the law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill Him. “But not during the festival,” they said, “or the people may riot.”
Mark 14:1-2 NIV
(Be Alert to Satanic Schemes)
A moment of (beautiful worship)
While He was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on His head.
Mark 14:3 NIV
(Look for Moments to Worship)
A moment of (misunderstanding)
Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume? It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly.
“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to Me. The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have Me. She did what she could. She poured perfume on My body beforehand to prepare for My burial. Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory
Mark 14:4-9 NIV
(Don’t Miss “The Moment”)
A moment of (betrayal)
Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them. They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he watched for an opportunity to hand Him over.
Mark 14:10-11 NIV
(Destroy Fleshly Strongholds)