July 12, 2020 PM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1974
#4 in series
APPROACHABLE: Lord, Don't You Care?
Luke doesn’t tell us exactly where Mary and Martha lived, but John’s Gospel lets us know it was the village of Bethany – two miles northwest of Jerusalem, somewhere on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives. Jesus could have easily gone back and forth from this home to the temple.
“A glimpse of God will save you – but to gaze at Him will sanctify you.” – Manley Beasley
We are all distinctively different. We have different fingerprints, bents, and personalities.
Five times in Luke you find someone at the feet of Jesus:
Every time you see Mary mentioned, she is at the feet of Jesus:
• Luke 10, sitting at His feet – action says “Lord, I WANT you”
• John 11:32, falling at His feet – action says, “Lord, I NEED you”
• John 12:3, bowing at His feet – action says, “Lord, I LOVE you”
I. LORD, CAN WE TALK?
Jesus made three calls in the New Testament:
“We’re too busy chopping wood to take time out to sharpen the axe.” – Vance Havner
“We all think we need a 30-hour day to cope with life. But would a 30-hour day really solve the problem? Wouldn’t we be just as frustrated as we are now with our 24-hour allotment? Our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time. It is basically the problem of priorities.” – Tyranny of the Urgent
II. WILL WE LISTEN?
• Martha was concerned with __.
• Mary was consumed with __.
• Martha was worried about __.
• Mary was focused on __.
“Faithful to my Lord’s commands I still would choose the better part; serve with careful Martha’s hands and loving Mary’s heart.” – Charles Wesley
“Let us sit at the feet of Jesus and by earnest prayer call in His blessed aid that our dull wits may grow brighter and our feeble understandings may receive heavenly things.” – Charles Spurgeon