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November 19, 2017 - Rethinking Our Worship - Mark 14:1-9

posted Dec 11, 2017, 6:30 PM by Grant Garber
  • Worship is showing or saying how much something or someone is worth to you.
  • Criticism is a dangerous and delicate instrument.
    • More often than not, harm is done because critics can’t keep persons separate from issues.
    • Criticism often tells more about the critic than it does about the person who is criticized.
  • Why did these dinner guests resent Mary’s act of worship so much?
    • Because it wasn’t the way they would have expressed their worship.
    • Because it exposed the idols of their own hearts.
  • Radical worship doesn’t care what others think – it is totally focused on what Jesus has done, on who He is, and what He means to us.
  • Jesus rejects the disciples’ criticism.
    • He describes the woman’s act as beautiful rather than wasteful.
    • He debunks the disciples’ claim that the woman is insensitive to the needs of the poor.
    • He commends her saying, “She did what she could.”
  • Jesus matches the woman’s gratitude by engraving her act into a lasting memorial that will circle the globe and be remembered for all time.
  • How do we show our thanksgiving to Jesus? How do we worship Him in our lives by showing what He is worth to us?
Rethinking Traditional Wisdom Series
Pastor Jim Spon | Mark 14:1-9