It Doesn't Make Sense...The Business of Anointing

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Dec. 11, 2020

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THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE: IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE...THE BUSINESS OF ANOINTING

When I was young, my mom would go to the store and bring home something sweet like cookies or cake and my brother and I would look at it wide eyed and licking our lips. Then mom would say, “that’s not for now. That’s for desert on Sunday.” She bought the goodies for a particular moment - they were set apart for Sunday dinner. 

The Christmas story is full of moments when people were “set apart” for a particular purpose: Joseph to be the earthly father of Jesus, Mary to give birth to the Son of God, John the Baptist to prepare the way for Jesus’ ministry. In fact people being set apart - “anointed” - for specific things in the plan of God happens quite often in the Biblical story. Those people include you and me - we are each “anointed” to participate in the purpose and plan of God. As you read the following scripture texts, note the moment and the purpose of “anointing.”

MONDAY (12/14): Exodus 30:22-31

TUESDAY (12/15): 1 Samuel 16:1-13

WEDNESDAY (12/16): Luke 4:6-21

THURSDAY (12/17):  1 John 2:18-27

As we prepare for our next moments of worship, read the following passages. Pay attention to the places God chooses to “dwell.”

FRIDAY (12/18): 1 Corinthians 3:1-17

SATURDAY (12/19): 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16

SUNDAY (12/20): Luke 1:26-38