Summary: To show that we need to be busy with the LORD and not for the LORD. To show different standard of living or lifestyles of faith, we pattern our lifestyle of living according to Mary.
Who are you like? Martha or Mary?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to be busy with the LORD and not for the LORD. To show different standard of living or lifestyles of faith, we pattern our lifestyle of living according to Mary.
Luke 10:38-42 (Amplified Bible)
10:38 Now while they were on their way, it occurred that Jesus entered a certain village, and a woman named Martha received and welcomed Him into her house.
10:39 And she had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was listening to His teaching.
10:40 But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with much serving; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part along with me]!
10:41 But the Lord replied to her by saying, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things;
10:42 There is need of only one or but a few things. Mary has chosen the good portion [that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You've enabled us to pray in tongues every time and everywhere so we will never leave Your Presence.
Differences between Mary and Martha
A. Author: Luke, the beloved physician
B. Date written: Before 70 A.D.
C. Purpose: To give a connected and orderly narrative of the life of Christ as seen by eye witnesses,—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. To whom written: Addressed to Theophilus, an unknown person. —Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
E. Main Theme: Jesus of Nazareth is the perfect Son of Man who came "to seek and to save that which was lost",—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Key words: Jesus the Son of Man.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Key verse: Luke 1:4 (Amplified Bible)
1:4 [My purpose is] that you may know the full truth and understand with certainty and security against error the accounts (histories) and doctrines of the faith of which you have been informed and in which you have been orally instructed.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
1. Mary receives the LORD in her heart while Martha received the LORD into her house
Luke 7:37-48 (Amplified Bible)
7:37 And behold, a woman of the town who was an especially wicked sinner, when she learned that He was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment (perfume).
7:38 And standing behind Him at His feet weeping, she began to wet His feet with [her] tears; and she wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed His feet [affectionately] and anointed them with the ointment (perfume).
7:39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw it, he said to himself, If this Man were a prophet, He would surely know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching Him—for she is a notorious sinner (a social outcast, devoted to sin).
7:40 And Jesus, replying, said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you. And he answered, Teacher, say it.