Presented by Rev. Dr. Daniel Stegeman
Title: Being and Doing
Text: Luke 10:38-42
Martha and Mary
38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible, Copyright © 2001 by Crossway
1. Mary of Bethany appears frequently at Jesus’ feet.
2. Martha’s response to Mary’s lack of help can be viewed 2 ways.
3. Martha desired to prepare the perfect meal for Jesus; she was too busy to spend time with Him.
4. The desire to serve was not wrong, but Jesus would have gladly accepted a simple meal.
5. Martha deprived herself of quality time with Jesus.
6. We cannot spend every minute in the Word, and the church does rely on its members serving.
7. We must spend some time at Jesus’ feet before we can serve. (Eph. 2:10)
8. First be content being with Jesus, then servanthood will be your desire.
9. Take time to receive His grace each day.