Sunday Worship: Only One Thing


April 22, 2018
Only One Thing
Rev. Nathan Esser
Scripture: Luke 10:38-42

Jesus and the disciples enter Bethany, and Martha welcomes them into her home which she knew would involve a lot of work. If you’ve ever experienced unexpected guests then you know a little bit about what Martha must have been feeling. The house wasn’t as clean as she hoped and there was a lot of food to prepare.

Distracted by so many tasks, Martha lashes out at Mary who is sitting at Jesus' feet, “Lord, tell her to help me!” 

Jesus responds, “Martha, you are distracted by many things. There is need of only one thing.”

Martha is not the villain in this story.