Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Luke 10:38-42.
Notes on the text
v.38: To welcome Jesus into one’s home is a hallmark of a disciple.
For a rabbi to come into a ____________ home to teach was unheard of.
v.39: Mary assumes the _____________ of a disciple (Acts 22:3), and she “kept on” listening.
v.40 Martha was distracted (meaning “pulled away”), suggesting she would rather be __________________________.
v.41: Jesus has no patience with some grievances (cf. John 12:13-15); “many things” refers to ______________ meal preparation.
v.42: Mary has chosen the good portion, referring to a portion of __________ (Genesis 43:34; Deuteronomy 18:8).
The Holy Host (Luke 10:38-42)
I. The actual ___________ is ___________.
A. The “good portion” is ______________.
B. “The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28).
II. The way to welcome Jesus is to _____________________ (vv.39, 42).
A. True worship is “____________________” (Lutheran Service Book, pp. 151ff.).
B. ____________ comes before _____________.
C. You can take it with you when you die—the _____________ of Jesus (v.42; John 3:16; 11:25-26; 14:1-6).