April 27, 2014
John 20:19-31
1 Peter 1:3-9
Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Psalm 16

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The Wasted Ointment

from the book
An Idle Tale Becomes Good News
Messages On Lent And Easter Themes

Herchel H. Sheets

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One of Abraham Lincoln's most famous speeches was his "House Divided" speech in which he declared that the nation could not continue forever half slave and half free. Because of that speech, he was called a radical and an agitator and other uncomplimentary names. Even his friends thought he had gone too far. But he said: "If I had to draw a pen across my record and erase my whole life from sight, and I had one poor gift or choice left as to what I should save from the wreck, I should choose that speech and leave it to the world unerased."1

If that choice were yours in regard to the record of your life, what would you leave to the world unerased? There may be plenty you would like to blot out, but what, above all else, would you want to leave unerased?

Jesus made a prediction once about something one person did that would make her immortal in history....

This sermon, The Wasted Ointment, is based on Matthew 26:6-13. This sermon relating to Matthew 26:6-13 is excerpted from the book 'An Idle Tale Becomes Good News '. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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