Wed, Aug 09, 2017
The Good Portion
Luke 10:38-42 by Conor Berry
Series: Luke

Luke 10:38-42: The Good Portion


10:27 - “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”


v.38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.


Women were never disciples


Galatians 3:25–29 (ESV) — 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, 26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.


v.39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.


v.40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.”



Voddie Baucham - “The modern church today is producing passionate people with empty heads who love the Jesus they don’t know very well.”


Busyness, even in good works, does not mean you are a faithful or fruitful christian. It just means you are busy, just like everyone else. And like everyone else, your joy, your heart and soul are in danger.” - Kevin Deyoung


Who has the greater portion of your life?


Mary made three wrong assumptions with her remarks to Jesus:

1. Distraction was wrong

2. Accusation of her sister was wrong

3. Assumption that Jesus was on her side: Grace not works.


Luke 10:41–42 (ESV) — 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”


Its a diagnosis of a lack of sitting at Jesus’ feet.