July 17, 2022
Pastor Andrew Tan
Matthew 26: 6-13
1. The Religious Leaders Plot To Kill Jesus. vv4-5
2. Jesus Is Invited For Dinner. v6
3. Mary Anoints Jesus. v7
4. The Disciples Rebuke Mary. vv8b-9
5. Jesus Defends Mary.
Why did Jesus defend Mary’s extravagant “waste”?
a. A Beautiful Act of Devotion: Showing Love for Jesus. v10
“Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me” (v10).
b. A Priority Act of Devotion: Putting Jesus First. v11
“The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me” (v11).
c. A Costly Act of Devotion: Sacrificing Something Precious. v12a
“…she poured this [costly] perfume on [His] body…” (v12a).
d. An Insightful Act Of Devotion: Preparing For Jesus’ Burial. v12b
“she did it to prepare me for burial” (v12b).