(Lesson adapted from Concordia Publishing House)

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived. Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead. They gave a dinner for Jesus there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with Jesus at the table. Mary took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and she anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of Jesus’ disciples (he was the one who was about to betray Jesus), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor? Judas said this not because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of the moneybag, and he used to help himself to what was put into the bag. But Jesus said, Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial. For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have Me.

Bible Memory Verse

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Discussion Questions

How does Mary show her love for Jesus?

How do you show your love for Jesus?

How can you show with actions your love for others?

Name something specific you will do this week to show love to someone.


Dear Jesus, You came to earth to serve me by saving me from sin, death, and the devil. Please help me show Your love to others by serving them. In Your name I pray. Amen. 


Prayer Journal.  Go here for instructions on how to make a Prayer Journal: https://sundayschoolzone.com/activity/mary-showed-her-love-for-jesus-bible-craft/

Word Search.  Go here for a printable word search: https://sundayschoolzone.com/activity/mary-honored-jesus-word-search/view/

Family Service Project.  Decide as a family something you will do together this week to show love to someone (for example a neighbor, church member etc.)

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