Mary and Martha
Bible Study Lessons ... Luke
Although Martha was a good
and faithful servant and worked
tirelessly for her
was more interested in having her spend time with
Him than doing things for Him.
Mary, on the other hand, was
sitting at His feet and getting to know Christ. Do
we sometimes make "busy work" the entire process of
our functions as Christians?
This story made me think
about whether or not I spend enough time just
talking to God and letting Him speak to me. The
lesson is one of a personal
Visit from Jesus
Now as they were traveling along, He entered a
village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into
39 She had a sister called
Mary, who was seated at the Lords feet,
listening to His word.
40 But Martha was distracted
with all her preparations; and she came up to Him
and said, Lord, do You not care that my
sister has left me to do all the serving alone?
Then tell her to help me.
41 But the Lord answered and
said to her, Martha, Martha, you are worried
and bothered about so many things;
42 but only one thing is
necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which
shall not be taken away from her.
is the Word of the Lord. It is meant to change the
way we think, and the way we live.
by Bob Pardue
Spending Time with
Mary and Martha Serve
What is the best way to serve
Christ? Martha prepared a meal, gave Him a place to
stay - in fact did all the things a good host
should, didn't she?
And yes, Jesus does want us
to work for Him, to tell
others about His love,
and to help our neighbor. These are all things we
should do as Christians. But, Jesus said that Mary
had "chosen the good part". What does this
If We are Too Busy to Pray -
We're Too Busy!
Martha didn't realize that,
while she was busy preparing for the Lord, Mary was
spending time with the guest of the house.
Sometimes we can get so busy working for Christ
that we neglect to spend time with Him.
Have you ever found yourself
in that situation? I sure have!
Sidebar: The Lord's
taught us how to pray,
He followed this parameter:
1. Praise God for who He
2. Ask for a daily
blessing ( God works on a daily basis - Remember
3. Ask forgiveness - for
us and for others in our paths
4. Keep the temptation at
5. Praise God for who He
Notice number one and number
five is giving God the praise He deserves. Jesus
felt that spending time with God was important - so
Time Well Spent
The time we spend talking to
God in prayer can give us inspiration and guidance.
Let's not substitute that for being "busy for the
Lord" as Martha was.
Love in Christ,
If you have never made the decision to consider the
love and life changing experience of Christ, please
take a moment and read
this - John 3:16 to
for more information.
More from Luke:
Do You Think is the Greatest
Cost of Following Jesus
Sends Out Seventy Two Messengers
Verses about Jesus visiting Mary and Martha
are from New American Standard Bible -
Lessons taken from Life Application Study Bible:
New International Version