Mark 14:1-11

Mark 14:1-11

Mark 14:10Vintage message from March 25, 2001.

Do you ever ask yourself, when you’re serving the Lord, is anything I do really that significant? Is my life really worth that much? Does anybody really care that I even exist? These are all questions I’ve asked myself many times… And one of the things that we oftentimes forget, especially when we start to criticize what other people are doing around us, that there is plenty of opportunity. We don’t need to criticize anybody else for the things that they’ve done. We don’t need to criticize anybody else for how they serve the Lord…

We will not always understand how and why our brother may choose to serve God and show honor to Him… You know, it doesn’t matter why he’s doing it. If your neighbor, if your brother or your sister is doing something to honor God and worship, don’t criticize him for it… We need to have our hearts right. We need to stop looking at and criticizing…because you do not see into their hearts. Jesus is the only One, through the power of His Spirit, that sees into the heart of a man or a woman to know why and how they’re worshipping…

And He asks each and every one of us in this room, “What have I called you to? And what do you think the benefit should be?”… Are you doing it because you think that somehow you’re going to get recognition? That people are going to rise up and slap you on the back and tell you how great you are? Or are you doing it simply because you love Jesus?…

Jesus will expose our heart. If we truly want to serve Him, if we truly want to love Him, and yet we have wrong motives, He will expose us. We’ll either change or be like Judas and walk away and betray.

Pastor Dave Elkins