What you can do: Serve

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What you can do: Serve

Sermon Notes

  1. (38) We all at some point struggle with the balance of demands between serving and being served. However, it helps to remember Jesus, who exemplifies this balance.

  2. (39) When you do find time to recuperate, seek that which revives your soul; this is more important than that which revives your body

  3. (40) Be careful when comparing your service with others: God’s plan is complex, and a worldwide reach requires different gifts.

  4. (41-42) Jesus points out that if you seek to serve then you need only bring one thing to bear: an empathetic focus.

Luke 10:38-42

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a]Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Ross Judy