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John 12


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John 12

  1. 1. John 12:1-11<br />Giving the Best<br />
  2. 2. Motives<br />Mary<br />She loved Jesus <br />She believed Jesus <br />She was thankful <br />She saw something of the suffering to come <br />
  3. 3. Motives<br />Judas <br />He used a cloak of lies <br />There is ample opportunity to give to the poor <br />He was not motivated by caring for the poor <br />‘because he was a thief’<br />
  4. 4. Motives<br />Jesus<br />Saw through them both <br />He commended Mary <br />He rebuked Judas <br />He sees through us<br />
  5. 5. Values<br />Mary <br />We never read that this was a wealthy family <br />The gift shocked those present <br />She gave the best <br />She gave it all <br />She poured it on his feet <br />
  6. 6. Values<br />Judas <br />Regarded the offering as a waste – Matthew 26:8<br />Earthly thinking can never understand worship<br />Earthly thinking views as a waste, lives that are given to Christ <br />
  7. 7. Jim ElliotOctober 8, 1927 – January 8, 1956<br /> “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot loose”<br />A waste? <br />
  8. 8. ShahbazBhatti9 September 1968 – 2 March 2011<br />“As a Christian, I believe Jesus is my strength. He has given me a power and wisdom and motivation to serve suffering humanity. I follow the principles of my conscience, and I am ready to die and sacrifice my life for the principles I believe.”<br />A waste?<br />
  9. 9. Values<br />Jesus <br />Defended Mary <br />Commended her<br />We can still smell the fragrance of her offering <br />
  10. 10.  Gifts <br />Judas <br />His gifts were a sham<br />He agreed to betray Jesus <br />Mary <br />Gave everything <br />Jesus <br />He was already thinking of the greatest gift of all<br />He was poured out for us <br />