Christology II

Christology II
John 12:1-11
1-3 Six days before Passover, Jesus entered Bethany where Lazarus, so recently raised from the dead, was living. (What God has done in your life was meant to last) Lazarus and his sisters invited Jesus to dinner at their home. Martha served.(of course) Lazarus was one of those sitting at the table with them. Mary came in with a jar of very expensive aromatic oils, anointed and massaged Jesus’ feet, (Mary is ALWAYS at Jesus feet) and then wiped them with her hair. The fragrance of the oils filled the house.
4-6 Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, even then getting ready to betray him, said, “Why wasn’t this oil sold and the money given to the poor? It would have easily brought three hundred silver pieces.” He said this not because he cared two cents about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of their common funds, but also embezzled them.
7-8 Jesus said, “Let her alone. She’s anticipating and honoring the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you. You don’t always have me.”
9-11 Word got out among the Jews that he was back in town. The people came to take a look, not only at Jesus but also at Lazarus, who had been raised from the dead. So the high priests plotted to kill Lazarus because so many of the Jews were going over and believing in Jesus on account of him.
 Christology
    Study of the Person and Work of Jesus Christ
        
Worthship = Worship
    
Same Old Martha
Worship helps us serve from rest, not from striving
        
Premeditated Praise

The Pint of Pure Nard she used on Jesus was worth a years wages (about a year's wages, as the average agricultural worker received one denarius for 12 hours work: (Matthew 20:2)    

Mary brought an offering with intent to Give

Extravagant Worship
Fragrance fills the room
    Worship Changes the Atmosphere 

Judas Protests (v5) 
    Satan will always want to steal your Worship
        John 6:70-71 "one of you is a devil”

Isaiah 29:13 ”These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.

Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord

Worship Wars
    
Expedience vs. Extravagance
John 12:7-8 Jesus said, “Let her alone. She’s anticipating and honoring the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you. You don’t always have me.”

Jesus (just as in Luke 10) Defends Mary’s Expression of Worship
    God will ALWAYS Defend True Worship
        He Seeks it Out

John 4:23 But the time is coming--indeed it's here now--when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.    

Worship is Delight
When we Delight ourselves in God, We are His Delight
    Favor is “Demonstrated Delight”

John 12:9-11 Word got out among the Jews that he was back in town. The people came to take a look, not only at Jesus but also at Lazarus, who had been raised from the dead. So the high priests plotted to kill Lazarus because so many of the Jews were going over and believing in Jesus on account of him.