Alabaster Jar of Love video. The woman brought an alabaster jar of perfume. Perfume would be a tool of her trade not only for allurement, but also a body deodorizer. Alabaster is a stone. To make a jar the stone was hewn out. The perfume was poured in and sealed with a slim ceramic neck needing to be broken to access the expensive imported perfume. It’s a picture of our heart. Inside every hard stony heart God’s imported and placed an amazingly expensive perfume called love. It’s an allurement attracting people to us and attracting people to God. It’s a cleansing deodorizer for our souls. Love covers a multitude of sins
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE CHAPTER 7
By Delbert Young
Alabaster Jar of Love video (Luke 7:36-50)
Alabaster Jar of Love video Luke 7:36
Scriptures: Luke 7:36-50
I want to talk about love today. This is our Valentine Sunday, so “Love” is our theme. What does it look like when we love God? We know what it looks like when we love our spouse, etc, but what does it look like when we love God? Is there a picture?
Luke 7:36 Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee’s house and RECLINED AT THE TABLE.
Let’s picture the setting of our study today. Jesus, only days prior, revealed to the “Pharisees and experts of the law” he knew what they were saying and thought about him. They said Jesus was a “a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners” (Luk 7:30, 34). Yet, a Pharisee, named Simon, invited Jesus to his house to have a meal with him and Simon’s Pharisee friends. Why? Had this Pharisee repented? Was Jesus finally getting through to him? Did this Pharisee want to learn from Jesus? Hardly. Simon and his friends intended to correct Jesus in the errors of his ways… (continue sermon notes)
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