The Anointed One
Worship songs: Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing, Grateful, Death Arrested,
Connection Group Questions:
Read through the anointing narrative, John 12:1-11
What were the different types of anointing and what do they each signify in
Jesus' life (hygienic/cleansing, medicinal/healing, sacred/inaugurating, ceremonial/burial)? What does it mean that Jesus is the Christ, the anointed one? What is the significance of his burial? How is this central to fulfilling his mission?
Jesus said of the anointing, "everywhere the gospel is preached around the world her story will be told." (Matthew 26:13, Mark 14:9) How do we tell her story when we proclaim the gospel and call Jesus the Christ? This week will you tell her story, and share his story, to prepare the way for Easter?
Closing: This Sunday marks the final week of Jesus' ministry, "Holy Week." You
are encouraged to spend time in the word this week, reading through the events that lead up to Good Friday and resurrection.