Sermon from Luke 10:38-42. Jesus, Martha, and Mary. The Lord is with two sisters but the women both respond differently to Jesus. Mary is sitting with Jesus and hearing his teaching while Martha is stressed […]
38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 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.” 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.”-Luke 10:38-42
Originally published December 25, 2017
The message of the gospel is that it is the power of God for salvation (Romans 1:16). That we have sinned, that the relationship with God has been broken and that there is nothing we can do on our own to restore that relationship with a Holy God.
We contribute nothing positive to our salvation. Our good deeds count for nothing. The only works that save men are the works of Christ.
And it’s fitting that even in his birth, in his incarnation, we see an event which could not have happened without divine intervention. The savior of the world coming into the world required a work of God. Humanity could not have made its own savior.
Came across a story this morning about a recent Tweet from a college professor at the University of Minnesota Mankato. Eric Sprankle talked about the virgin birth of Jesus and said: “The virgin birth story […]