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Name: Date: Section: Studying the Gospels Passage: Luke 10:38-42 Instructions: For this assignment, you will be studying a story from the Gospels. More specifically, you will be studying Jesus encounter with Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42. You will use the template below in order to complete a study of this passage. In your study, you will use the skills of Observation, Interpretation, Correlation, and Application that you have become familiar with through your reading in Everyday Bible Study . I. Observation A. I have read Luke 10:38-42 in both a formal translation (KJV, NKJV, NASB, ESV, or CSB) and a functional translation (NIV, NLT, or NCV). Highlight the correct answer. You will find a copy of the NASB, ESV, CSB, and NLT in your myWSB Library. o Yes o No B. Identify the basic elements of the story you are studying 1. Main characters: (List them) Jesus Martha Mary 2. Plot: (50-100 words) The plot of the passage is about Martha, who is preparing Martha, who is worried about doing all of the preparations by herself, went up the Lord and asked Him why he wasn’t concerned about Mary not helping with any of the preparations and commanded Him to tell Mary to help instead of sitting at His feet listening to His Word. He explained to her not to worry about those things instead of choosing the “good portion” like Mary did. 3. Story structure: (50-100 words)
Introduction: The introduction of the story starts with Jesus coming to the village of Bethany and Martha inviting the Lord into her home. Inciting Incident: The inciting incident of the story was when Martha was worried about all of the preparations that needed to be done. Rising Action: The rising action of the story is when Martha sees Mary sitting at the Lord’s feet listening to his teachings instead of helping her with the preparations. Climax: The climax of the story is when Martha said to the Lord,” Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” (Luke, 10:40) Falling Action: The falling action of the story is when the Lord explained to Martha that she was worried about too many things. Resolution: The resolution is when the Lord explains to her that “Mary has chosen the good portion” (Luke, 10:42), which is what is necessary and can not be taken away from Mary.

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