Scripture: Luke 10:38-42 (NRSV)
Sermon Series: Sister Acts: The Help: Martha and Mary
August 29, 2021
Theme: Mary and Martha were sisters; but they were very different. As Jesus and his disciples were visiting their home, Mary stayed with the men in the public room and listened to Jesus teach. She was acting like a man, not staying in her place, not doing the woman’s work of helping her sister in the kitchen. Martha was busy doing everything she could to make a fabulous meal for Jesus and his friends. When Martha complained to Jesus about Mary not helping, Jesus defended Mary and calmed Martha’s anxiety. We may think that others should see things as we do and act accordingly. But they don’t. They won’t. They can’t.