“One Thing Is Necessary”
Series: “Simplify” (Part 4 of 5)
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38 "Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, 'Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.' 41 But the Lord answered and said to her, 'Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."' – Luke 10:38-42 (NASB)


If only one thing is necessary you should…


1. on the prize.

1 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." – Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)

2 "Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed - that exhilarating finish in and with God - he could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God." – Hebrews 12:2 (THE MSG)



What is the sin that easily entangles you ?



1 "Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God." – Colossians 3:1 (NIV)



2. Know God .

13 "Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. 14 He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains." – Psalm 107:13-14 (NIV)



3. Not let you.

"When I am afraid, I put my trust in you." – Psalm 56:3 (NIV)

"But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail..." – Jeremiah 20:11(NIV)



4. Choose what’s .

2 "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." – Romans 12:2 (NIV)

"I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws."  – Psalm 119:30 (NIV)

 

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