I forget what they call that, but I can touch the tip of my nose with my tongue. And on Christmas morning we would proudly present him with that gift. Soul Winning [ read more... ], 1 Thessalonians 5:6-6 What is that you are carrying? And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? Mark 14:3-8 I got out, went over to the car and gave him the shoes. I don't want to bring up the subject. Do you remember in chapter 11 that Lazarus was raised? That's what I'll do. And what she did represented real sacrifice. Revival He meant  that one day  God would give me a  big church. It serve no purpose; it didn't feed anybody, didn't clothe anybody, was absolutely useless. It is whether or not Jesus is satisfied. He said, I have been serving the Lord as a missionary in Ethiopia for the past 25 years. Of what use was it? Most of you know, I suppose, that the biggest part of my ministry has been the tape ministry. It was  her treasure. Revival Whatever you pour out on Jesus will come back on you. I looked at his feet, and I knew that he couldn't wear 8Ds. How often do we really give of our best with no motive of gain but only from gratitude and love? in the kitchen. I was born in Oklahoma, raised in Arkansas, and live in Texas. Well, we were both preaching in Archer City. As long as the people are satisfied. Finished high school, and that was it. But I'm not sure I really want to know what he has to say about it. For the past 25 years I have been serving him in Ethiopia. Verily, I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her. I want to ask you a question tonight. This box was the most valuable thing that she had and she gave it all away. And I see Mary as she sits there, and her heart is just as filled with love and gratitude as is Martha's. For some reason, I think I ought to believe God that he is going to supply a pair of shoes. It is unbelievable. Revival What does it really mean to be "Filled With The Spirit?" I couldn't understand why in the world somebody would give me a pair of shoes. I was telling him about my church and he was glad to hear about it. (A link to this page will automatically be included your email. I can hardly wait to hear what the Lord says. First, Mary did what she could in serving the Lord. This is a message of the broken alabaster box and what real worship can do in our lives. I am going to read two different accounts concerning the same incident. We moved from Fort Worth to Dallas, bought us a home, got some cards printed up with my name on it, and the name of the church. My wife bought these for me. My Alabaster Box Luke 7:36-39. SermonSearch.com is an online resource for sermon outlines and preaching ideas. That means borrow a whole bunch. We would always go to Walgreen's drugstore in Fort Smith. I think so highly of what she's done, I am never going to forget it, and I'm never going to let you forget it. This is truly sacrificial! This is real salvation in this story. It was considered a "full-time" church. Compassion caused miracles in Jesus ministry and it will cause them here if we will seek to understand compassion's ability to provoke a miracle for someone. When this woman broke her alabaster box, she committed a social grace. house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, and stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. Our Story Our Beliefs The Team Missions & Outreach. There is a famine in the land, and we have to come up with something that we can turn into cash and pay off your debts. ), Christian Youth and Pagan Schools (2 of 18), Disciple-Making Is the Purpose of the Church (2 of 7), Funeral of a Faithful Church Member (1 of 5), CCPA - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. I can imagine her thinking to herself, oh, I wish there was something I could do. You follow the women inside, and there is nobody there. Soul Winning I like the way the King James version says it:  and tell them to borrow not a few. Evidently she was because Luke refers to it as Martha's house. ran into Manley Beasley in one of the hotel lobbies over in Fort Worth during the evangelism conference. I guess the Lord knew what he was doing. She said, thy handmaiden hath nothing in the house save a pot of oil. Suddenly she reaches over her shoulder and grasps that long black hair that was so customary among those women and pulls it over her shoulder and makes a towel out of her hair. You say, next week. DOWNLOAD SERMON (.DOC) DOWNLOAD SERMON (.PDF) VIEW ONLINE (HTML) This Sermon has a related Background: DOWNLOAD IMAGE PACK DOWNLOAD SERMON (.DOC) DOWNLOAD SERMON (.PDF) VIEW ONLINE (HTML) This Sermon has a Oh, there's a little pot of oil. And that which is an abomination to God is sometimes that which is highly esteemed among men. And they murmured against her. Well, either she anointed both his head and feet (which is probably what happened), or she anointed his head, and the oil ran down his body and got on his feet. One of the men who came up to speak was a missionary neither one of us knew. I must confess to you that I believe tonight as I stand here, the greatest sin of my life is that I have not done all I can. I was really proud. She breaks that and pours it on the feet and head of Jesus. There are 14098 characters in the full content. They were patent leather, 8Ds. We evaluate something  totally opposite from how God would evaluate it. I believe in these three statements you have what I think are the necessary requirements for having our Lord's approval and commendation. These are a gift from my wife. You do what you can. Bro. Because he never expected more from us than he had given to us in the first place. Topics: Everybody in that room thought what she had done was wrong, and wasn't worth doing, but Jesus overruled them all. she hath wrought a good work on me. And he handed me a pair of shoes. I know we are preparing them for living too, but you aren't really ready to live until you are ready to die. My Dad didn't smoke a pipe. She didn't know he was going to die in a week's time. We need to learn to show appreciation for one another in these relationships while we still have today. I suppose you already see the lessons for us but I shall point out the obvious. Plan a Visit Next Steps Baptism. He turned around and walked over to Dr. Olford and stuck out his hand and said, Dr. Olford, I want to thank you for the sermon you preached 27 years ago. Martha somehow has to express the love that is in her heart for what the Lord has done. Granted Titus 1:16, Isaiah 29:13, and Matthew 7:21-23 are all enormously powerful . Now, Jesus said (Mark records it in verse 6), Let her alone; Why trouble ye her? - The same is true in the church with our spiritual family and in our community with our family of humanity. Kaye and I were sitting on the platform next to Dr. Olford and his wife. ", I want to talk to you tonight on how you can have that kind of commendation. We were driving back together. What's a good deacon? Anyway, she anointed his feet. I said, he is in the pastor's house. Soul Winning Topic: Alabaster Box. Of course, I know what he meant. When I was still in seminary, I was called to pastor a church over in North Dallas. Sometimes we have the idea it's almost impossible to please Him. I've never forgotten that. Remember, this database is to inspire the development of new messages to further the Kingdom's work. Topics: I guess he knew years and years ago that one of the things he wanted to do in my ministry was a tape ministry so he gave me the kind of voice I needed. She broke it and poured it all out. You let Jesus decide that. Share this Sermon Facebook Twitter Pinterest. I talked with her. By: Mark Hopper. He said, do you know that you have the ideal voice for cassette tapes. You say, well, I was out on the field--and it may have been the golf field. This includes our homes as spouses, parents and children. They said, now, reverend, every person has a natural pitch.