go for more... don't settle


The whole idea of “more”?        Luke 10:38 – 11:13

Two hazards on the journey into “more”!      Wrong focus   &   Just settling!

Luke 10 38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 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!”

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed— indeed only one, Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Where is Luke trying lead us?

What did Martha get wrong and Mary get right?

“Martha made the mistake of thinking that she was the host and Jesus was the guest!” 

What is Jesus showing us about focusing our “more”?   

Jesus is the “one thing” truly needed!  
He brings “divine service” pouring himself into our longing for more!             
Imagine throwing your heart wide open and longing  for more and more and more of Jesus!

Luke 11 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. …….11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Study Guide

Solitude, Scripture & Prayer 

Find a quiet place and 15 minutes.

Solitude – Spend TWO minutes quietly alone.  Take some deep breaths… Just be… … …Ask, “Holy Spirit, speak to me through Your Word!”

Scripture – Read slowly, out loud if possible, listen, reread, dwell, notice words & phrases you are drawn to & return there!  (Sermon notes may help with understanding, but don’t stop there.)

Keep asking, “Jesus, what are You saying?  Why this word this day?

What are You asking me to believe about You and about me? 

How do I join You today on Your mission and in my transformation?”

Prayer – Let your conversation with God flow from what He is saying then talk about what you notice is on your heart and also on your list.

Finish - Spend TWO minutes again with God

The readings this week:

Monday – Luke 10:38-42

Tuesday – Luke 11:9-13

Wednesday – Luke 12:22-31

Thursday –  Psalm 42:1-8

Friday – Jeremiah 29:11-14

Saturday – Psalm 37:1-7


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