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  • Mary And Martha

    Contributed by Wes Hamilton on Apr 11, 2007
    based on 53 ratings

    The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years Day have become a frantic, anxiety filled dash through the holidays. It all happens so fast that we hardly remember any of it!

    Mary and Martha Luke 10:38-42 Intro: A couple of weeks ago I was watching one of the morning news shows and the reporter began her segment with an urgent warning, There are only 65 more shopping days until Christmas! …and she wasn’t kidding. What was really sad was that it actually more

  • A Mary Or A Martha Christmas

    Contributed by Roger Griffith on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 36 ratings

    Many Christians work hard for Jesus but, they neglect the more important task of spending time with the Master.

    WILL YOU HAVE A MARY OR A MARTHA CHRISTMAS? TEXT: Luke 10:38-42 INTRODUCTION: A. MARTHA AND MARY HAD A HOME IN BETHANY 1. It seems probable that Martha being the older sister was the owner of the house. 2. Martha’s younger sister, Mary lived with her. 3. Martha more

  • Are You A Mary Or A Martha? Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Jul 23, 2013
    based on 11 ratings

    This sermon looks at how we can become distracted from seeking Jesus.

    Are You A Mary or A Martha? 38 Now as they were traveling along, He (Jesus) entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord's feet, listening to His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; more

  • What Is Your Duty?

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Jul 23, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    This is the story of Mary and Martha. What is our duty - to be a Mary or a Martha?

    What is Your Duty? Luke 10:38-42 July 22, 2007 For the past couple of years, I have been preoccupied with retirement. If you have spent any time around me at all, you know how I talk about our retirement plans all the time. I am eight years away from retirement – perhaps eleven – more

  • Dangerously Busy: Learning From Mary And Martha

    Contributed by Dan Grubbs on Oct 18, 2005
    based on 58 ratings

    An over-crowded life can be a hinderance to our relationship with God and lead us into falling into the deceit of Satan.

    Why do we value our time so preciously? It’s an intriguing question with which we all should try to come to terms. In answering the question, we should evaluate the most relevant word. Many would say the word “time” is the most relevant or most important word in the question. However, I more

  • Listening, Laboring And Living For Jesus

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Aug 18, 2014
    based on 4 ratings

    Comparing the actions of Mary and Martha as they were in the presence of Jesus.

    Listening, Laboring & Living For Jesus Luke 10:38-42 Some years ago I was involved with a big project for the company I was working for. I had been working on this specific task for about a week and was making great progress. The supervisor had called a special meeting one morning for all who more

  • Living A Focused Life - Part 3 Series

    Contributed by David Derry on Nov 21, 2002
    based on 328 ratings

    what do we focus our time on - Mary vs. Martha

    Living a focused life – Part 3 Video clip from “hook” - first 5 minutes. beginning with daughters play...ending when he answers his cell phone at the ballfield. Sometimes no matter how hard we try, we don’t seem to focus our time on the things that are most important. At the beginning of more

  • Simplifying Christmas Series

    Contributed by Doug Henry on Dec 28, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    A comparision between our actions around Christmas to that of Mary and Martha.

    How many of you have braved the malls and stores through the busy times this Christmas season? I think you will agree that it can be a very hectic and stressful time for both our bodies and for our checkbooks. I have heard a number of stories from people telling me this. A lady was overheard more

  • One Thing Needful

    Contributed by Andrew Schroer on Aug 5, 2001
    based on 115 ratings

    With the story of Mary and Martha, God teaches us spiritual priorities.

    About seventy years ago a fascinating interview took place between a Mr. Charles Schwab, then president of Bethlehem Steel Company, and Ivy Lee a motivational speaker and self-help advisor. Lee was a confident, aggressive man who through perseverance had acquired this interview with Schwab, one of more

  • Don't Give Up On God

    Contributed by Cathy Mangum on Mar 19, 2004
    based on 84 ratings

    This sermon is based on the faith of Christians, and dealing with the story of Lazarus,Mary, and Martha.

    Don’t give up on God! Coming up out of a Dead Situation! John 11:20-23 20 Then Matha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house. 21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died 22 But I know, that even more

  • Sisters

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jul 16, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    A sermon for the 8th Sunday after Pentecost Mary and Martha

    8th Sunday after Pentecost July 22 Proper 11 C Lectionary 16 Luke 10:38-42 "Sisters" Luke 10: 38* Now as they went on their way, he entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her house. 39* And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to more

  • What Can We Learn From Mary & Martha (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Apr 30, 2010
    based on 19 ratings

    I have heard some preachers say we should always be like Mary and less busy than Martha. And I have heard other preachers say we should be more like Martha; always being productive with no idleness in our lives. I believe the Lord wants us to be like Mary

    RAYLEIGH AM 17 01 2010 FOCUS What if your car only started once out of every two or three tries, would you consider it to be a good car? What if the postman only came to your house a couple times a week, would you consider him to be reliable? What if the electricity only worked more

  • What Can We Learn From Mary & Martha (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Apr 30, 2010
    based on 15 ratings

    Duty and devotion are both necessary but there must be a balance. A balance where neither one would hinder us from exhibiting the other.

    Last time we were together we looked at the famous story of Mary and Martha. We concluded that the Lord wants us to be like Mary in our worship, and like Martha in our work. Duty and devotion are both necessary but there must be a balance. A balance where neither one would hinder us more

  • Mary, Martha And Martha Stewart Churches

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Jul 14, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    The title and some illustrations come from Leonard Sweet and Max Lucado's book A Gentle Thunder. the theme is "what is the one thing needful"? the answer "Jesus"

    In Jesus Holy Name July 18, 2010 Text: Luke 10:38-39 Redeemer “Mary, Martha & the Martha Stewart Church” “Every church needs a Martha. Change that. Every church needs a hundred Marthas. Sleeves rolled up and ready. They keep the pace for the church. more

  • Make Time For What's Important

    Contributed by Jesse Kipper on Feb 22, 2002
    based on 133 ratings

    This sermon concerns Mary and Martha and how we often get caught up in the details and forget about what is important.

    What lessons can we learn from the story of Martha and Mary? Before we begin to answer that question we should know who Martha and Mary were. We know from John chapter 11 verse 5 that Martha and Mary were the sisters of Lazarus and were loved by Jesus. Many scholars believe that although Martha, more