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The Holy Spirit Driven Church – pt 1

Jesus’ presence is the “best dish.” Mary chose the better portion to enjoy God’s presence of the business of simply serving God, but not delighting in his presence.

TEXT:  Luke 10:38-42 (ESV) 38Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40But 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.” 41But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”


Luke 10:41But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,

  • The Purpose Driven Church if not careful, Becomes Consumer Based Church or The Martha Church

Martha was in the Kitchen preparing the meal while Mary sat with Jesus and enjoyed his company. Martha’s desire to serve was not bad, but it was not the “Best Dish” if I may- she could of chosen.

The Martha Church is a people based church. Everything centers around  people first.

This Consumer based church utilizes mainly marketing strategies or great varieties of fellowships or the “my ministry mentality” to compete for people. Then asking God to save, serve, and help them while they are feeling good about selves.


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