Overcoming The Great Time Barrier

It takes margin to develop the art of neighboring. Create space in your life to invest in neighbors.

Luke 10:38-42 (NASB)

38Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.39She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word.40But 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.”41But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things;42but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”


  1. What stood out to you from Pastor Jeff's sermon this week?

  2. What stood out to you from the text?

  3. What do you learn about God from the text?

  4. What do you learn about Jesus from the text?

  5. What do you learn about Mankind from the text?

  6. What instruction, command, or example is there to follow?

  7. In what ways are you similar to Martha? Is there been a time in your life where you were like Mary?

  8. By Jesus' example, should we strive to be busy or fruitful? Why?


  1. When our attention is on Christ, what are we empowered to do?

  2. Why should we place value on the people the lowcountry?

  3. How can our lives show that we are interruptible and available to our neighbors?

  4. How can show love and attention to our neighbors in our everyday rhythms?

  5. How can you make more time for those in your community?

  6. What can be eliminated from your daily lives to make more time those in your community? 


Ask God to show you what areas in your life you can invite your neighbors into. Ask God to reveal to you areas that you may need to eliminate in order to serve your neighbors.