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Martha

  1. What is Christian hospitality? Look up the following passages: Luke 14:12-14; Romans 12:13; Titus 1:8; Hebrews 13:2; and 1 Peter 4:9.
  2. How do we exercise hospitality today?
  3. How does Martha find her counterpart in modern women?
  4. How can we come to the conclusion that Martha and her family were well known and better off than many of their neighbors?
  5. Why did Jesus rebuke Martha?
  6. How do we know Jesus does not want us to worry?
  7. How does worry hurt us? Others? Jesus? What reason did Martha have for believing that Jesus could restore Lazarus?
  8. Are there any blessings in sorrow?
  9. Point out where Martha showed her strength, weakness, generosity, loyalty, faith, hope, love, consideration, and courage.

One Comment

    1. Christian hospitality is serving others for Christ. Like 14:12 – 14 tells the host that you don’t invite friends to banquets, but the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind – those that are in need. Romans 12:13 – Share with those who are in need. Hebrews 1:8 entertain strangers, they might be angels. 1 Peter 4:9 – Do not grumble over hospitality.
    2. Having people over for dinner, going out for coffee or lunch and paying, giving to those in need – whether it is monetary or something they can use. Giving without expecting anything in return.
    3. It could be a stay at home mom who has company over. It could be a working woman who is in charge and deals with co workers favorably.
    4. They were always taking in strangers and feeding them and giving them lodging. They could provide expensive perfume, meals, and extra space.
    5. Because she was caught up in worldly things.
    6. He tells us many times in the scriptures. Matt 6:25-34.
    7. It takes our minds off Christ, it causes others to worry, and it causes Jesus pain that we do not trust in him enough.
    8. A lot of times even though we are sad, there is still a bright side. In death, if we know they are a Christia,n we know they are no longer in pain but with Jesus.
    9. Martha was very strong in preparing for strangers. She was not afraid to invite them in for meals or a place to rest. Her biggest weakness was feeling sorry for herself. She loved Jesus very much and believed that he could do anything.

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