On Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based on Matthew 26:6-13. This message was part 2 in the “Defeating Death” sermon series. Below are a set of questions related to that message for personal reflection or group discussion. Also below is the audio & video from this message to listen to/watch, download, or share.
- Read Matthew 26:6-13
- Imagine you got an invitation to a dinner party with Jesus, another man who died and was resurrected the day before, his sisters, and a former leper (who was hosting the party!) What questions would you want to ask during this meal?
- Those who are in fellowship with Jesus have seen Him bless us (and others around the “table” with us) in amazing ways. What are some things you have seen Jesus do in your life or in the lives of those you know?
- Jesus was “worth” the extravagant gift Mary poured out upon Him. Why do you think Mary had become convinced that Jesus was “worth it”?
- What would it look like for you to value Jesus MOST in your life?
- The disciples assumed that the gift could have been used to provide gifts to the poor. They were not incorrect in their assessment, but there is a priority order here that is identified. Jesus is more valuable than ALL ELSE . . . in other passages (including the end of Matthew 25), followers of Jesus are called to care for the “least of these.” What balance do you see between THIS situation in 26:6-13 and the call to care for the “least of these”? Any applications stand out for your life today? What is one particular application you took away from this passage/message?
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