Would You Rather? – Week 4

Would You Rather?
4 – Choose the important or live for the urgent


“As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught.  But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.  But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42

What is the most important thing you’ve been distracted from pursuing?
1.  Be selective with your “yes”.

“Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’…” Matthew 5:37

The best leaders do not do more, the best leaders do more of what matters most.
2.  Do first what matters most.

Time with Jesus matters. 

“Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3

“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and then everything else will be added to it.” Matthew 6:33

Discussion Questions:

  1. Think about the pace of your life.  Do you tend to respond with the word “busy” a lot?  Why?
  2. Do you tend to prioritize well, or are you always responding to the urgent?  Why isn’t this a healthy way to live?
  3. What kind of priority does your faith have?  How are you keeping Christ first in your daily life but also in your involvement here at church?
  4. What are some practices you can put in place to grow your faith and make it a priority?
  5. How has this “would you rather?” series challenged you?  How can you apply what you’ve learned?