A Sunday sermon by Rev Ray Pountney “Radical Worship”. The reading is John 12:1-8. Delivered on Sunday 24th April 2022. (This Message was inspired from and credit must be given to ” I dont know why , I just did it” A Denver Seminary Chapel message many years ago and some points were taken from sermon notes from a more recent GA church service message on Marys devotion to Jesus . )
1 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead.
2 There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him.
3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
4 Then one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said,
5 “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?”
6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.
7 But Jesus said, “Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My burial.
8 For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.”
New King James Version