Jesus Anointed at Bethany
6 Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,1 7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. 8 And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? 9 For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” 10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 For you always have the poor with you, but ayou will not always have me. 12 In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. 13 Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world,what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”
This woman's act of worship is so moving. Her desperate need to worship Jesus and find forgiveness is powerful and life changing!.... And not only for herself, but for all who witnessed, and all who hear about her worship, study the scriptural account, and especially those who mirror her deep love for The Lord Jesus!
Would you like to carry a reputation where others say, "S/He loved God his/her heart, soul, mind and strength"?
Today, ask The Lord to give you opportunities to prove your love and passion. Ask God to give you the chance to share the love and forgiveness we have in Jesus so that others would never forget us! Live your life is such a way that others thank you in heaven for your faith in God while on earth! Be remembered for your faith! Be remembered for your hope in Jesus! Be remembered for your love for our Holy God!
A group of VBS station and crew leaders met to start getting ready for all the fun at Weird Animals VBS! Here are some photos of them practicing the dances, games and snacks. Visit the VBS page if you'd like to get your child pre-registered. The fun starts on June 23rd!
Peace with God.
May you take time today to Thank the Lord, Praise Him, Talk to Him, Listen to Him, Walk with Him, Rest in Him, Work alongside Him, Love like Him, and Have Faith in Him!
Have Peace with God, He Loves You!
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
DO AWAY WITH SIN!
Stand Firm in your Faith! Here are a few pieces of scripture to encourage and challenge you to make a concrete decision to follow Christ! You won't regret it!
1 Peter 5:6-9--Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
Luke 21:19--Stand firm, and you will win life.
1 Corinthians 15:58--Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 16:13--Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22--Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
Galatians 5:1--It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Philippians 1:27--Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel
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