When Anxiety Attacks PT4 "The Theater of Your Mind"

Luke 10:38-42,

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” 41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

 

THE THEATER OF YOUR MIND

 

Luke 10:38,

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.

 

Luke 10:40,

40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.

 

1. MANIPULATION

 

2. OBLIGATION

 

Luke 10:40,

40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.

 

3. VICTIMIZATION

 

Luke 10:38b,

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.

 

4. INTERPRETATION

 

5. EXPECTATION

 

Manipulation

Obligation

Victimization

Interpretation

Expectation

 

Luke 10:41-42

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

 

John 11:20,

20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.

 

John 11:21,

21 “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

 

John 11:22,

22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”

 

John 11:23-24,

23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”

 

John 11:25,

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;

 

John 12:2

Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.