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The scandal and glory of pure worship | Easter 2021 with Liz Curtis Higgs

Mary of Bethany role-models authentic worship.

Season 4, episode 80
35 min / Published

Episode 80 - There are times when words just don't suffice to express excitement and wonder. Today is such a day! Get this: Stephanie welcomes Liz Curtis Higgs. Yes, THE Liz Curtis Higgs! Stephanie has grown in wisdom at her feet, and is delighted--utterly--to share her words of beauty and wisdom with you this Easter. Liz beckons you into an Easter experience like no other. Oh, beloved, come and enter into the beauty of Easter today.

Liz weaves the story of Mary of Bethany in that timeless moment when she worshipped Christ, on the Saturday just before Easter. Mary helped prepare Jesus for the suffering to come by pouring out her love for Him in a fragrant and tangible expression of worship. Smell the perfume Mary shed at His feet. See the scandal and the glory of pure worship. Behold the beauty of authentic praise. Learn from Mary, whose actions spoke louder than words.

Liz has got to be the funniest Bible teacher you have ever met--wait until you hear of the book she is considering writing one day, on all the but's in the Bible... 🙂

What is one thing we ought to remember Mary of Bethany by? Liz gives a profound answer. Take a listen today to be inspired!

 If you've enjoyed this episode, you will LOVE our Gospel Spice series! Check out the first episode of each season:

Our Easter Series: https://www.podcastics.com/podcast/gospel-spice/series/a-gospel-spice-easter/  

The Gospel of Matthew: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/3281/link/


The Psalms: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/33755/link/


The Gospel of Luke: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/40838/link/


The Book of Proverbs: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/68112/link/



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Liz is giving away a copy of her book, The Women of Easter, to one Gospel Spice listener! Go to gospelspice.com/giveaway to enter for a chance to win!

The winner will be announced next week here.


Liz is the author of 37 books, with 4.6 million copies in print. Her latest release, 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path, shows how thirty-one nuggets of truth reveal God’s faithfulness: “I will instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths” (Proverbs 4:11). In another recent devotional, 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart, Liz explores 31 favorite verses chosen by more than a thousand women.

The Women of Easter shines a spotlight on three Marys who play vital roles in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The Women of Christmas offers a heartwarming Bible study wrapped inside a beautiful gift book with Verse by verse, Liz unwraps the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, who each welcome the Christ child into the world in a marvelous and miraculous way. 

In her best-selling Bad Girls of the Bible series, Liz breathes new life into ancient tales about the most infamous—and intriguing—women in history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. Scripturally sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have helped more than one million women around the world experience God’s grace anew.

Women of Faith, Women of Joy, Extraordinary Women, Among Friends, Time Out for Women, Moody Women, Women of Virtue, Win-some Women, Women’s Journey of Faith, Women Who Worship, Christian Women Communicating International—if it’s a conference for and about women, Liz Curtis Higgs is honored to be there. She has spoken at more than 1,800 conferences in all 50 states of the U.S. and 15 foreign countries, including South Africa, Indonesia, Germany, Ecuador, and Japan.

Her messages are biblical, encouraging, down-to-earth, and profoundly funny, helping both sisters and seekers embrace the truth of God’s amazing, unchanging grace.

Liz’s dedication to platform ministry has not gone unnoticed. In 1995 the National Speakers Association honored Liz with their Council of Peers Award of Excellence. Her alma mater, Bellarmine University, presented her with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005. And she received an Honorary Doctorate from Georgetown College in 2010.

You will find Liz everywhere:

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/LizCurtisHiggs

Twitter: www.Twitter.com/LizCurtisHiggs

Pinterest: www.Pinterest.com/LizCurtisHiggs

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/LizCurtisHiggs

Vimeo: www.Vimeo.com/LizCurtisHiggs

Show notes

The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs:

With unforgettable insights and powerful life application for today's women, Liz Curtis Higgs delves into the biblical text to help us view Easter through the eyes of three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus: Mary of Bethany, who prepares the way for the Lord’s burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume; Mary of Nazareth, who remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering; and Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, who bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours, then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection
What a trio. What a Savior!
Your mind and emotions will be engaged and your faith strengthened as each scene unfolds, preparing your heart for a richer, deeper Easter experience. Higgs, a seasoned Bible teacher and award-winning novelist, combines her storytelling skills with a thorough verse-by-verse study of Scripture as together you explore the remarkable lives of The Women of Easter. 

"The perfect companion for Easter and beyond!"
—Jennie Allen, visionary of IF:Gathering

“Liz Curtis Higgs is one of the most amazing teachers of God’s Word that I have ever experienced. Her in-depth knowledge of the Scriptures, gifting as a communicator, and personal relationship with the Lord make her unmatched in the ability to take biblical truth and make it applicable to anybody.”
—Priscilla Shirer, New York Times best-selling author of Fervent

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