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Bible Study Material: The Best Portion Luke 10:38-42

The Best Portion

Luke 10:38-42

­­­­­­­­Luke 10:41-42 (ESV)

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.”

Read:  Luke 10:38-42

Big Idea: Jesus is the best portion that will not be taken away from us.

Aim: For us to pursuit the words of Jesus as treasures that will not be taken

away from us.

  1. Where is Jesus headed? (v. 38, cf. John 11:1)
  2. Who welcomed Jesus Christ? (v. 38)
  3. What did Mary do upon the arrival of Jesus? (v. 39)
  4. How did Martha react when she saw Mary sitting idly? (v.40)
  5. Was Mary just sitting idly? (v. 39)
  6. What made Martha so anxious? (v. 40)
  7. As a Christian, is being anxious acceptable? (Luke 12:22, 1Cor. 7:32-34)
  8. What do you think Jesus and Paul want us to do?
  9. Who did Jesus commend and why?
  10. What was the good portion Jesus was referring to? (Psalm 16:5)
  11. What was the clause “which will not be taken away from her” mean? (Luke 10:25)

Conclusion: We can only do so much; and possessing eternal life is not one of the things we are capable of owning through our deeds. Jesus wanted us to just listen to His Words and keep it. Treat His Words as treasures that cannot be taken away from us.


How does the passage apply in our life?

What does it tell us about God?

What does it tell us about us?

Repent, Promise, Warning, Trust, Thanks, Obey