Mary and Martha Sermon: One Thing Is Necessary

Mary and Martha Sermon

Luke 10:38-42

One thing is Necessary

Mpt- Jesus wanted Martha to choose His presence and His Word over the busyness and stressfulness of her day to day life.

mps-Our priority in life has to be Jesus, don’t be caught in the trap of the whirlwind of life.

Am I a Mary or a Martha. Be Mary.


Sat at the Lord’s feet (39)
In good company
Disciples after raising
Gentile woman w/ demon daughter
Legion man
People who needed healing
Woman who loved much
You at His feet because you need something or he has done something or you know He is worthy of worship
His presence
Hebrews 10:19-22
Sw-access she had it, and we have it
sw-He is our Lord, He’s got what we need,
Jeremiah 29:11-14a
Acts 17:26-28 made to be in His presence
What does it look like?
Worship attendance
Intentional prayer
Listened to His teaching (39)
Matthew 4:4
Psalms 119:18
Does this sound like you?
Be Mary.


Distracted (from doing above) (40)
w/Jesus there…
Is there anything that is distracting you in the presence of the Lord?
What could be more important?

mary and martha sermon illustrations

Pick your hero, I bet you will quality timing it.
Much serving
Must be a way to serve that isn’t glorifying or edifying towards God
Colossians 3:23
Could it be for men? Cleaning house, tidying up
Could it be for you?
Sw could this be us?
Judgement (40)
Be still (for some us)
Psalm 37:7b be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him

Anxious & trouble about many things (41)
Extended beyond just this occasion
Philippians 4:6-7 be anxious for nothing
Many things (41)
Money, kids, sports, health, things out of our control
1 Peter 5:7
Does this sound like you? Don’t be Martha.

Jesus’s Charge

One thing is necessary (42)
Psalm 27:4

Mary chose the good portion (42)
Chose! Choose Jesus today!
When serving choose to serve as unto the Lord with blinders to man

martha be serving

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