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Sermon Audio: One Woman’s Memorial


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Sunday, May 08, 2022

One Woman’s Memorial

Ken Harrell

Senior Pastor

Her gift brought on the criticism of men and the praise of her Savior. She didn’t speak any words, but her extravagant gift, poured on the head of Jesus was an act of utmost worship that has preached countless messages. Because Jesus Himself said that this act of worship serves as “One Woman’s Memorial” and it shows us today exactly what Jesus desires from each and every one of us… everything.

Fill-in Notes

Key Scripture

Mark 14:3–9

Discussion Questions

Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group, or branch off with additional questions as discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.

  1. Read Luke 10:39, John 11:32, and John 12:3. Each time Mary is mentioned in Scripture, she is sitting at Jesus’ feet. She is observed listening to Jesus, filled with sorrow, and worshipping Jesus. What does this tell you about Jesus? What does this tell you about Mary? What similarities or differences have you had in your responses to God during times of joy or trial?
  2. Read Luke 10:38–42. Mary had penetrating insight as a result of her dedication to communing with Jesus. Search Scripture with your Life Group and discuss other specific benefits of reading the Word of God, being in prayer, and spending time with Him daily. How can you encourage one another and promote accountability to do so?
  3. God is more concerned with what you become than what you do. Why do we so easily get caught up in our day-to-day activities? How do we balance our “doing” with our “being?”
  4. We see that Mary did what was right despite being criticized by others. Read Galatians 1:10. Do you care about what other people think about you? Why is that? How can we ensure that our focus is on the Lord instead?
  5. When Mary was criticized, she kept quiet and let Jesus defend her. How should we do this in our lives in such a situation? How do we let Jesus “talk” for us to defend us?
  6. Mary didn’t have much time since she knew that Jesus was about to die. Is there something you have been putting off for the Lord that should be done before time runs out? Read Daniel 12:3. Who is Jesus calling you to in order to lead to Him? Please share with your group.
  7. Mary had done what she could. Mary showed complete devotion to the Lord. Have you done what you can do? Is everything you have at Jesus’ disposal or have you held anything back? How can our group be an encouragement to you in this area?


  • Where are you reading in the Bible this week and what is God revealing to you?
  • Discuss any struggles you may be going through with your group.
  • How can you be praying for your group this week? How can they be praying for you?



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