Worship Companion – July 17 2022

How do we decide what is “good” and what is “better?

Martha and Mary by Franz Ykens

We have lots of choices to make in life, and we have to learn to discern between good and bad choices, but we also need to discern between good and better. In our passage today, two good options lay before Mary and Martha, but one is the better choice.
At Sports Camp I have spent a lot of time reflecting on what this means here, as I write this blog post on Friday morning with a camper who isn’t feeling well sitting beside me. What’s better, for me to keep writing or to engage with him?
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Questions to Ponder:
Do you think you would be more likely to be sitting with Mary or working with Martha?
If so, is it because you are like them in personality? For example: Do you recognize a busy or hardworking disposition like Martha in yourself? Or are you just not the type to sit and listen to a teacher?
Have you had a situation this week where you had a choice to pick between something “good” and something “better”? Which did you choose? Think about parenting, volunteering, or work situations?
Jesus says Martha is “worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is necessary” – what exactly is that one thing? 
The Theme For Kids:
Slapstick theatre is a fun series of kids videos about the Bible. Today we get to see the story of Martha and Mary in!


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