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).