Luke 10:38-42 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her
house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was
distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve
alone? Tell her then to help me." 41 But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many
things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her."
Three Characters are here One is Jesus, and the other two Mary and Martha. Mary want to take time to listen to Jesus and
Martha was worried about the serving and thought Mary should be helping. Jesus rebukes Martha and tells her she is “anxious
and troubled about many things.” Fact is Mary had chosen wisely by taking time to hear what the Lord had to say. So often we
do not take time like Martha and we get busy about doing and not enough time about spending time with Jesus one on one. We
need to read His word and study so we can be a more effective witness. Martha would have had less anxiety and troubles if she
had chosen to listen to Jesus.
A. What we need to ask when we study God’s word on our own.
1. Who are the main characters of the study?
2. Where or what are the characters doing?
3. Attitude of the characters?
4 Values of each character?
B. Three things needed for Bible Study
1. Plan ( Decide what you want to study)
2. Place (somewhere you won’t be disturbed)
3. Prepare, in other words be read to listen to what God has to say.
Psalms 119:18 Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.
C. Brief Rules for Bible Study
1.Pray it in. (apply it)
2.Read it through (get something definite) take time to learn at least one thing you did not know.
3.Write it down or mark you bible.
4.Work it out in daily life.
5. Pass it on (share it with others) Let your light shine forth what you have learned about Jesus.
Psalms 119:105 Nun. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.