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A Better Way

• Greg Boyd

Luke’s story of Mary and Martha is very relevant for our culture: like Martha, we are obsessed with working and producing, even in the church! It’s clear that Mary’s “better way” revolts against simply “doing” and prioritizes a relationship with Christ. When that’s in place, the kingdom will naturally flow from us. But the opposite is not true. We’ll never get a relationship with Jesus by focusing on what we do. Greg also ties this important lesson to marriages.

Sermon Series: Revolting Beauty

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Focus Scripture:

  • Luke 10:38-42

    As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"

    “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."

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2 thoughts on “A Better Way

  1. Marlinda says:

    This semon was recommended to me by a friend

  2. Sally says:

    “The cheese never does deliver” – great line from an amazing sermon. My beautiful, wonderful Mum died a couple of weeks ago and I’m doing a review of my life. I’ve spent so many years running on a treadmill, with everything inside out/upside down/back to front. This sermon has so many good points, and from now on I’m going to make hanging out with Jesus a priority. I’m fed up with ‘knowing of’ Jesus, and now I want to really personally, intimately get to know the Creator of the Universe. I want to be filled to overflowing with His love so that I can then really give love out to others. For years I’ve been a ‘doer’ – praying to be able to love people, but could never get past the fact that I didn’t really like them – how could I? I’ve been racing from task to task, angry, exhausted and burnt out, running on the fumes of frustration! I haven’t even liked myself, so how could I begin to love others? I’ve lived the Martha life for so long – I now want to sit like Mary did. Beginning to understand how much I’m unconditionally loved is mind boggling! I’m going to smash up the ‘rat wheel’ I made and chained myself to for years. Thank you Woodland Hills and Greg Boyd

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