Sermons

Anointing in Anonymity

Anointing in Anonymity
Pastor Bill Lentz

 

     The story of the anonymous woman anointing the body of Jesus while he is visiting in Bethany is a story within a story. The surrounding story is the plot being hatched to kill Jesus. Bracketed within the surrounding story is the bold but tender act of a woman anointing Jesus with expensive oil and perfume. This action is an astonishing contrast to the plot that thickens around Jesus. While many plot his death, this unknown woman prepares him for death. This woman’s extravagant gift reveals the true nature of her heart, while at the same time revealing her sacrificial love woven into the heart of Jesus, and our hearts too if we are willing listeners. Hear more...