THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 98th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: CALLED TO REMEMBER
Adult/Young Adult Topic: REMEMBERING GOOD DEEDS
Printed Text: Matthew 26:1-13
KEY VERSE: Matthew 26:13 (NIV)Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 98th Edition, 2018-2019
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
People often long remember bad deeds done to them and forget good ones. Will the evil that is done to harm always outweigh the good? The woman with the alabaster jar performed an act of kindness to Jesus that will be remembered wherever the Good News is told.
While the disciples misunderstood Jesus’ mission and constantly argued about places in the kingdom; and while the religious leaders stubbornly refused to believe in Jesus and plotted His death, this one quiet woman so loved Jesus and was so devoted to Him that she considered no sacrifice too great for her beloved Master. She is an example to all of what unselfish devotion to our Savior is like.
Eternal God, give us the wisdom to know when we are standing in the presence of Jesus. Help us to show our love for Jesus Christ through our own acts of love, service, and devotion to others. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen