By: Minister Freddie J. Davis Jr.
May 27, 2016
Friendly Temple COGIC
This is a sermon preached by Minister Freddie Davis at our church.
Luke 7:36-39 KJV
 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat.  And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,  And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.  Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, this man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that touch him: for she is a sinner.
TELL THEM YOUR THOUGHT
Cities throughout time have always had an underclass as also is reflected in today’s society. The underclass typically congregates in cities because this is where most opportunities exist for those with the right skills and fortunate to find a job. When you have most of the people congregating in one area then you are sure to have waste which will then become food or clothing or something of value for others. The adage says it well-“ONE MANS GARBAGE BECOME ANOTHER MANS TREASURE.” When I say underclass, I mean those that lack in education or skills sets needed to acquire a job in that area. Underclass also includes the sick, the disabled, lepers, the blind, the insane, demon-possessed, widows, orphans, and refugees. They lack the resources to provide for even their basic needs. Many of them turn to begging, stealing, menial labor, indentured servitude, or prostitution.
And so because of these conditions and the lack of skills needed to succeed, the opportunity window becomes very small and in some instances non-existent. For some of them, these conditions remain the same their entire life and many even waxed worse thus resulting in more sickness and diseases and hardship. Thus for many of them, unless the Lord intervenes, death really sometimes becomes a more attractive option rather than to delay the obvious path that they are on.
WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH MARY!
Simon the Pharisee was throwing a dinner party and all the invitations had already been sent out and no doubt everyone that was formally invited had already rsvp. This was the talk around town because the special guest was Jesus, the anointed one, the king of king. Truth be told, Simon the Pharisee didn’t know really who Jesus was or what he meant to mankind. Simon and the gang were just trying to size Jesus up or find out what his game was or what his angle was or hustle.
Nevertheless, this was the talk of the town because Jesus had already made a name for himself. This wasn’t Christ goal but when you strive to do the will of God and your heart is in the right place, then your deeds in your community will reflect that and they will not go unnoticed by the people you serve. See, the frequency of bad is at an all-time high so that when good is done, it shines like a diamond in the ruff. SO KEEP DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING!
THE BIBLE DOESN’T TELL US MUCH ABOUT MARY’S PAST BUT BASE ON HER PRESENT SITUATION YOU CAN EXTRAPOLATE THE POSSIBILITY OF HER PAST AND UP-BRINGING. NO-DOUBT YOU ALL NO OF SOMEONE IN THIS SITUATION OR CLOSE TO IT.
Mary heard about all the good that Jesus had done but she never actually seen him in action. Mary had heard that Jesus was going to be at Simon’s house on a certain day and a certain time. SHE HEARD THIS INFORMATION FROM ONE OF HER CUSTOMERS.
MARY’S OCCUPATION: SELF EMPLOYED……. ENTREPRENEUR….. MARY IS A PROSTITUTE……80% OF PROSTITUTES HAVE BEEN
WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH MARY
VICTIMIZED OF SOME TYPE OF ILLICIT FONDLING, MOLESTATION OR RAPE AT A VERY EARLY AGE AND MOST OF THESE PERPETRATORS ARE PEOPLE THAT KNOW AND THE FAMILY HAS SOME LEVEL OF TRUST IN.
LET’S BACKUP IN TIME AND TALK ABOUT MARY’S BEGINNING:
Born into poverty!
Mary’s mother and father got together at a young age with no experience or real marketable skills.
Daddy left mommy because he didn’t want the responsibility of being a husband and father he felt like life was passing him by and this wasn’t what he had envisioned how this would be.
This left Mary’s mother on a seemingly never ending quest of looking for love.
This also meant that Mary’s self-esteem would be lacking because she never got to become a daddy-girl nor did she every hear daddy tell her how beautiful she was and that she was a princess and that she could become anything she wanted to be if she put her mind to it.
This left Mary neglected of the spiritual nurturing from loving parents and would later put her into the “LOVING ARMS” OF ONE NIGHT STANDS… OK IN A GOOD WEEK A THREE DAY AFFAIR.
Because of her unstable foundation, this had a direct effect on her interpersonal skills and her self-confidence which would surely take her out of the line-up of any potential normal jobs of the future.
I ENVISION MARY’S SCHOOL EXPERIENCE:
Elementary: she had problems focusing and paying attention because of her home life and the probable abuse that may have included, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, inappropriate touching by family friends and maybe cousins and uncles, or maybe raped by her mother’s lovers who couldn’t find their way back from the restroom in the middle of the
night but end up in Mary’s room, while Mary’s mother is passed out in bed after her and her one-night stand would come from the local club.
Teachers probably didn’t have time to address Mary’s learning disabilities created by the abuse at home. BESIDES, TECHER’S CLASSES WERE ALREADY TOO BIG AND THEY NEVER DID GET THAT 6% SALARY INCREASE THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAD PROMISED. Yet, each teacher continued to pass Mary to the next grade, even though she struggled with reading, “SEE SPOT RUN.” Her educational skills were sub-par to say the least.
JUNIOR HIGH: it didn’t get better; her social skills suffered because of the abuse and her somehow blamed herself for what had happened to her as a child. Somehow she felt like it was her fault that these “ROLE MODELS” did this.
The other girls at school didn’t want anything to do with Mary because, her clothes weren’t up-to-date. She wasn’t able to shop at Nordstrom’s, BCBG and BeBE or wear Michael Kors or Eli Tahari. So then Mary would become the brunt of the jokes in study hall and during lunch period.
The other problem, Mary had started to blossom, much sooner than the other girls probably because of all the sexual demands that were put upon her fragile body at such a young age. This then brought about jealously from the other girls because Mary would get all of the looks without even trying. The boys were all looking at Mary and saw how “BLESSED” she was on certain parts of her anatomy but because of who she was and who her family was and the side of town she lived on, no one wanted to really get to know Mary like that for fear of what the other people might say.
BY THE TIME HIGHSCHOOL:
Mary physically is a full fledge woman but mentally she is still the little girl trying to reclaim her innocence that was taken from her. She’s still standing in the middle of the kitchen with her arms over her head, looking for daddy to pick her up and tell her everything is going to be alright! BUT IT NEVER HAPPENED
All the girls hating on her physically looks and all the boys wanting piece of her as their first test run with having sex.
Some may say that Mary was part of a generational family curse. NO, THIS WAS A CLASSIC CASE OF NOT BEING TAUGHT PROPERLY AND POOR ROLE MODELS AND UNCORRECTED BAD HABITS AND MISGUIDED THINKING. GENERATIONAL CURSES HAVE BEEN NAILED TO THE CROSS. GALATIONS 3:13 “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, CURSED IS EVERYONE THAT IS HUNG ON A TREE.” God made Jesus a curse for us in order to do away with that stuff. If you or I are living in sin YOU ARE LIVING UNDER THE CURSE OF SIN, HOWEVER YOU ARE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT AND NOT YOUR CHILDREN OR YOUR CHILDREN’S, and CHILDREN. THE REMEDY FOR
dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Mary never gets the necessary spiritual counseling that she needs nor had she heard the “THE GOOD NEWS” or received the much needed fervent prayers of the saints. She had never been given the necessary tools needed to change her life’s outcomes. YES! Mary is headed down a one-way street and at the end is an abysmal cliff. That thief is still stealing, killing and destroying lives.
Mary continues to struggle in school and the pressures of just trying to maintain her sanity is becoming more and more overwhelming; I’m not talking about normality, what is that! She doesn’t know what that is. Her goal in life is to keep her head above water and not to drown in her polluted sea called life.
WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH MARY!
Mary’s naiveté and her strong desire of wanting to be love, throws in the arms of playas’ that steels her heart, takes mind and control her self-esteem. Mary quits school before graduating and realizes if she didn’t figure it out quickly, she was going to starve. She couldn’t count on her mother because she was dealing with her own demons.
SO MARY BEGIN TO LOOK AT WHAT SHE HAD GOING FOR HER?
SIN’S CURSE IS ROMANS 10:9” That if thou shalt confess with thou mouth the lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the
I HAVEN’T DONE WELL IN SCHOOL, AND I DON’T HAVE ANY MARKETABLE SKILLS THAT I’M AWARE OF….. I WOULD’T EVEN KNOW IF IT WERE MARKETABLE…. BECAUSE I DIDN’T STAY IN SCHOOL LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW WHAT IS AND WHAT ISN’T.
I’LL USE MY BODY TO GET WHAT I WANT, I remembering those ladies in the neighborhood always dressing in those nice clothes and they always had money. It really would be nice to wear something that nobody else has worn before me. I’m tired of wearing these hand-me-downs. I want to be able to treat myself to. BESIDES, MY BODY SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY TIME I ATTRACT SOME TYPE OF ATTENTION. IT MAY NOT BE EXACTLY THE TYPE OF ATTENTION THAT I WANT BUT SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING, I GUESS? RIGHT!
NO SENSE IN ME TRYING TO SAVE MYSELF, NOBODY WOULD WANT ME NOW. I’M ALL USED UP AND I SEEM TO FIND A NEW WRINKLE ON MY FACE EVERY WEEK. I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO I’AM… COULD SOMEBODY TELL ME….WHAT IS MY PURPOSE IN LIFE?
As I said, Mary heard about Jesus and that he was caring and kind and that he knew how to treat a woman and he wasn’t interested in my body, other than to heal it of sicknesses and diseases, but he was concern about my soul, mind…. BUT THEN AGAIN….HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I HEARD THAT LINE! ……
BUT IF HE’S ALL THAT THEY SAY HE IS?
This is the type man I’ve long for all my life. I sometimes daydreamed about this man while on my back trying to take my mind off of doing my job.
WELL, I know who Simon the Pharisee is!
I may even know a few of his compadres; at least one is a regular.
HE LIVES AT 666 HYPOCRITE LANE….CROSS STREET IS VIPER
MARY GOES TO SIMONS HOUSE
Mary shows up, all eyes on her and the servant over the door is still trying to find her name on the guest list while Mary just walks by like she was supposed to be here.
I could hear some of the other women whispering to one another:
WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS!
WHERE HER EVENING GOWN!
I REMEMBER THAT TRAMP IN SCHOOL!
ALL SHE WANTS IS MY MAN! WHERE IS HE AT?
Mary didn’t care what everybody was saying!
She had gotten used to being talked about so it didn’t matter anymore!
Mary was tired of her so-called life!
SHE’S TIRED OF HEARING ALL THESE VOICES TELLING WHAT TO DO!
SHE DOESN’T WANT TO DO THESE THINGS BUT SHE CANNOT HELP HERSELF!
AFTER ALL OF HER SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS, MARY SOULD AND MIND HAVE BEEN LEFT UNPROTECTED BY THE BLOOD AND THE HOLY GHOST. SHE HAS EXPOSED HERSELF TO 7 TYPES OF EVIL SPIRITS THAT HAVE BEEN CONTROLLING HER.
Mary wondering around the house looking for Jesus….thinking
I COULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD WIFE!
I COULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD MOTHER!
I COULD HAVE EXECUTIVE!
AM I NOT WORTHY OF BEING LOVED?
I COULD LOVE, IF SOMEBODY WOULD have JUST SHOWED me!
Mary finds Jesus in the dining hall… LUKE 7:38
Mary knew in herself that this was her day; when she entered into the room she felt something that she hadn’t felt before. A power in the room! Delivering Power! It is like; I’m supposed to be here! It’s like someone or something was expecting me!
PSALMS 34:18 “This Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit” The Lord is close to the broken-hearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed by life’s mistakes and people.
THIS MIGHT BE MY CHANCE TO BREAK FREE from THE CHAINS OF BONDAGE!
MIGHT BE MY CHANCE AT HAPPINESS!
HAVE I FINALLY MET SOMEONE WHO CARES ABOUT ME AND WHO IAM!
DO I FINALLY HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE!
AS SHE WAS FEELING THIS POWER, SHE BEGAN TO CRY AND USED HER TEARS AND HAIR TO WASH AND DRY OUR SAVIOR’S FEET.
WHATS THE MATTER WITH MARY:
MARY HAS FINALLY MET THE SAVIOR
MARY HAS TAKEN A DRINK OF THAT LIVING WATER
FREED FROM THE LIFE OF SINNING!
I CAN DREAM AGAIN
I’VE FIND TRUE LOVE!
SHE REALIZES SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO ACCEPT THE HAND THAT’S BEEN DEALT!
SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO ACCEPT DEFEAT! SECOND BEST!
SHE CAN GET RID OF ALL THE NEGATIVE VOICES AND LIST TO THE HOLY GHOST!
IM A NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST!
I’VE GOT A NEW SONG IN MY HEART…I DON’T HAVE TO SING THE BLUES
THE PLACES I USED TO GO…I DON’T HAVE THE DESIRE TO GO ANYMORE!
I USED TO BE DOWN ON MYSELF ALL THE TIME…BUT NOW I FEEL LIKE KISSING!
I CAME FROM THE GUTTER MOST TO THE UTTERMOST!
MARY WASN’T LOOK FOR FAME AND FORTUNE
BUT JESUS MADE HER FAMOUS
MARY’S NAME WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY
THEY SAID YOU WOULD NEVER BE NOTHING
JESUS TELLS HIS DISCIPLES TO TELL WHAT MARY DID
I DON’T CARE HOW MANY SICKNESS YOU HEAL…THAT’S GOOD
I DON’T CARE HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU RAISE FROM THE DEAD…THAT’S GOOD
By: Minister Freddie J. Davis Jr.
May 27, 2016
Friendly Temple COGIC