In our society we have all sorts of memorials (presidential libraries, gravestones at cemeteries, statues, monuments, etc). And of course our lives, and the things we do, can leave a lasting memorial or legacy. And that’s why I bring this up today. You see, as we look at this passage, we find Jesus in verse 9 talking about how this woman’s actions would be memorialized. This woman’s actions would leave a legacy. And as we think about this woman’s legacy, I believe this passage calls us to consider our own lives. Will we leave a legacy to be remembered? If so, what will that look like? Jesus shows us in this passage how to live so as to leave a legacy.
Passage: Mark 14:1-11
Author: Rev. W. Reid Hankins, M.Div.
Sermon originally preached during the Morning Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church (OPC) on 01/04/2009 in Novato, CA.