It’s Wednesday of Holy Week and today we look at what Jesus did during his last week before his death and resurrection.
00:09 Welcome to the lent meditation and worship series with Westside church. Our hope is that this time during passion week together, that this can be a breath of fresh air. Let us begin today by pausing and focusing our attention to Jesus. Close your eyes, hold out your hands in front of you. Take a deep breath in And out. And another in And out Today is Wednesday of passion week. Allow the holy spirit to speak to you today. As we quiet ourselves and reflect on, on Jesus during his last week before his death and resurrection, Mark chapter 14 versus one through 16, It was now two days before Passover and the festival of the unloved bread. The leading priests and the teachers of religious law were still looking for an opportunity to capture Jesus secretly and kill him, But not during the Passover celebration they agreed or the people may write it. Meanwhile, Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon, a man who had previously had leprosy While he was eating, a woman came in with a beautiful alabaster jar of expensive perfume made from the essence of NA broke, open the jar and poured the perfume over his head.
02:09 Some of those at the table were indignant. Why waste such expensive perfume? They asked It could have been sold for a year's wages and the money given to the poor. So they scolded her, But Jesus replied and leave her alone. Why criticize her for doing such a good thing to me, you will always have the poor among you and you can help them whenever you want to, but you will not always have me. She has done what she could and has anointed my body for burial ahead of time. I tell you the truth, wherever the good news is preached throughout the world. This woman de will be remembered and discussed. Then Judas is Curt. One of the 12 disciples went to the leading priest to arrange, to betray Jesus to them. They were delighted when they heard why he had come and they promised to give him money. So he began looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus
03:27 On the first day of the festival of the own love and bread. When the Passover lamb is sacrificed, Jesus disciples asked him, where do you want us to go to prepare the Passover meal for you? So Jesus sent two of them into Jerusalem with these instructions. As you go into the city, a man carrying a picture of water will meet you. Follow him at the house he enters say to the owner, the teacher asks, where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover meal with my disciples. He will take you upstairs to a large room that is already set up. That is where you should prepare our meal. So the two disciples went into the city and found everything just as Jesus had said, and they prepared the meal for Passover there.