This week we studied one of the most famous stories in the New Testament: the anointing of Jesus in Bethany. We compared this extravagant offering with the offering of the poor widow at the end of Mark 12. Then, we contrasted these self-less gifts with the prideful gifts of the rich and the rulers (also in Mark 12). Jesus used these contrasting events to help teach his followers the meaning of true worship and discipleship. He also used this particular event as an opportunity to remind His disciples of His impending death, burial, and resurrection.
Mark 14:1-11 ~ Jesus Anointed at Bethany
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(This lesson was originally published on Mar 6, 2016 @ 20:09)