A Priority On His Presence

Posted on 11/15/17 by Brandon Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor Brandon Lindell shares an insightful sermon titled, “A Priority On His Presence.” Join us as we read about how Mary and Martha interacted with Jesus in Luke 10 and hear powerful truth about spending time in God’s presence. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to prioritize spending time with the Lord.

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A Priority On His Presence

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

1st Priority

Luke 10:40a ESV
But Martha was distracted with much serving.

Luke 10:41-42a ESV
But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary.”

Psalm 27:4 MSG
I’m asking GOD for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet.

Luke 10:41-42 ESV
“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary.”

2nd Intentionality

Luke 10:42b ESV
“Mary has chosen the good portion

Psalms 23:6 NLT
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the LORD forever.

Psalms 43:4 NLT
There I will go to the altar of God, to God—the source of all my joy. I will praise you with my harp, O God, my God!

Psalms 35:18 NLT
Then I will thank you in front of the great assembly. I will praise you before all the people.

Psalms 42:5 NLT
Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again.

3rd Eternity

Luke 10:42b ESV
Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

Psalms 84:10b NLT
A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else!