Heritage Church

Pastor Jon Hayashi

Heritage Church
302 S 1st
PO Box 509
Odessa, WA 99159
(509) 982-2951
Pre-K thru Adult
Education 9:00
Sunday Service 10:30

Current Sermon Notes

The Gift Of Myrrh

Exodus 30:22-33; Hebrew 2:9-18

January 19th, 2020

  1. I.     The Gifts of worship (Matthew 2:11-14)

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. (Deuteronomy 6:4–5)

  1. Gold – Royalty; Jesus as King – Who’s your God? Who/what do you worship?

1)    Love and Allegiance – Do we love gold or God? God’s glory or ours?

2)    Heart – What does your heart desire? What does it pursue?

  1. Frankincense – Prayers; Jesus as High Priest – God with us. God understands.

1)    Worship - Obedience due to reverent submission; learning, offerings, service, and prayers.

2)    Soul – Have you given Jesus your soul? Does He dwell with you?

  1. Myrrh

1)    Suffering and Sacrifice

2)    Might

  1. II.   What Is Myrrh?


III. What Is The Purpose And Symbolism Of Myrrh?

  1. It Was Used In The Sacred Anointing Oil. (Exodus 30:22-33): Holy

1)    The Term Messiah Means – Anointed One

2)    Ownership by God

3)    Dedication To God

4)    Preparation For A Ceremonial Event:

While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head…”She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial.” (Mark 14:3, 8, NASB95)

  1. It Was Used As An Analgesic To Numb Pain: Suffering/Passion Of Christ

Then they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull. They tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh; but He did not take it. (Mark 15:22–23)

  1. It Was Used As A Burial Spice: Death/Burial Of Christ

Nicodemus…came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds weight. So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. (John 19:39–40)

  1. IV.  The Foreshadowing Of The Gift Of Myrrh To Jesus (2:9-18)
    1. Humanity: He was made for a little while lower than the angels. His incarnation was indeed real. (vs.9)
    2. Anointed King: Crowned with glory and honor – return to glory as a firstfruit offering. Gold anyone? Him being coronated as King. (vs.9)
    3. To experience death – (vs.9)

1)    Myrrh - By the grace of God he tasted death for everyone

2)    (vs.14) To render the devil powerless in regards to death.

3)    (vs. 15) To set us free from the fear of death. Jesus brought death to death.

But when…this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory”…thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:54–57, NASB95)

  1. Perfected (completed) through suffering (vs. 10)



  1. Bringing many sons to glory (vs.10)



  1. To Sanctify Us - Make Us Holy: To lay claim to us, to call us His own. (vs.11)

1)    He was shown to be the “perfect” Savior/the perfect high priest


2)    He then “anoints us”.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. (Psalm 23:5, NASB95)

  1. V.    Myrrh And Might
    1. Give God Our Bodies – Test/Trial

1)    Suffering SmyrnaGreek word for Myrrh (Revelation 2:8–11, HCSB)

2)    Martyrdom – witness

  1. Honor God With Our Bodies - Temptation

Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:18–20, NASB95)

(Romans 8:12–14, NASB95)

  1. Worship God With Our Bodies

Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31, NASB95)

1)    A Living Sacrifice

Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. (Rom. 12:1–2)

2)    Man Shall Not Live On Bread Alone


3)    But on every word of the mouth of God: Feast On The Word Of God.