MATTHEW 26

6 Outlines

 

Matthew 26:6-13

WHAT A LADY!

 

Mary of Bethany showed great kindness to the Lord Jesus shortly before He was crucified.

 

GREAT COST – Vs. 7

GREAT CRITICISM – Vss. 8-9

GREAT CORRECTION – Vss. 10-12

GREAT COMPLIMENT – Vs. 13

 

 

***************************************************************************

Matthew 26:6-13

A GOOD DEED

 

PRECIOUS OINTMENT - Vss. 6-7

PEEVED DISCIPLES - Vss.8-9

PLEASED SAVIOR - Vss. 10-12

PROMISED REWARD - Vs. 13

 

Remember, when disciples are peeved, Jesus is often pleased.

 

 

***************************************************************************

Matthew 26:6-13

A GREAT ACT OF KINDNESS

 

It was shortly before the death of the Lord Jesus. He was having dinner at the home of Simon the Leper. A woman, Mary of Bethany came and anointed the feet of Jesus. For more details see John 12:1-8.

 

AN EXPRESSION OF LOVE - Vs. 7

Remember that Jesus had recently raised her brother Lazarus from the dead.

 

AN EXCLAMATION OF RESENTMENT - Vss. 8-9

 

AN EXPLANATION BY JESUS - Vss. 10-13

Mary did this for Jesus' burial.  I believe it is Warren Wiersbe who suggested that Mary was listening so closely to Jesus that she understood that He was going to die.

 

 

***************************************************************************

Matthew 26:6-13

DEVOTED!

 

Here was a woman (Mary of Bethany - John 12:1-8) who showed her devotion to Her Master!

 

THE CONDUCT OF THE WOMAN - Vss. 6-7

 

THE COST OF THE GIFT - Vss. 8-9

It cost her cash.

It cost her criticism.

 

THE COMPLIMENT OF THE SAVIOR - Vss. 10-13

She had done well. - Vss. 10-11

She had done it for His burial. - Vs. 12

She would be always be remembered. - Vs. 13

 

 

***************************************************************************

Matthew 26:47-56

ALWAYS THE TEACHER

 

Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane. Even to the very end Jesus was a teacher of what was right.

 

JUDAS - CONFRONTED BY FRIENDSHIP - Vss. 47-50

To the very end Jesus taught kindness to one's enemies. Judas betrayed Jesus, and Jesus still calls him "friend".

 

PETER - CHASTISED FOR VIOLENCE - Vss. 51-54

Jesus was simply fulfilling the Scriptures and was in total control. He could have freed himself if he wanted to.  Peter was chastised because he was reacting with violence.

 

THE CROWD - CHALLENGED BY INTEGRITY - Vss. 55-56

The crowd lacked integrity, treating Jesus like a thief when they could have arrested him publicly at the temple. Jesus showed His integrity.

 

 

*************************************************************************

Matthew 26-27

THE GREATEST CRIME IN HISTORY

 

THERE WAS INTRIGUE – 26:3-5, 14-16, 47-50

The Jewish leadership wanted Jesus disposed of.  Judas, one of Jesus’ closest associates, betrayed Him.

 

THERE WAS INJUSTICE – 26:59-66

This was a farce of a trial.

 

THERE WAS INDIGNITY (or INHUMANITY) – 26:65-67, 27:26-34

 

THERE WERE INSULTS – 26:38-46

The greatest insult of all was the needed separation between God the Father and God the Son as Jesus bore the price of the world’s sin. Vs.46

 

THERE WAS INTERVENTION – Vs. 51

The veil of the temple was rent in two, showing that the way was now open to the “holy of holies” through the death of Christ for our sins. He intervened for us! Isaiah 55:5-6

 

 

 

RETURN TO MATTHEW INDEX

RETURN TO MASTER INDEX