Just One Thing You Need

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July 17, 2016. With a skit featuring Katrina Lynn, Pastor Penny preaches on the story of Martha and Mary from Luke 10:38-42. Why do we feel the need, as Martha did, to be perfect? Whether we’re given this role from family or pick it up from society around us, we tend to criticize ourselves when we don’t do everything perfectly. But Jesus is telling us that it’s the sharing and caring that are important, that the one thing we need is to know that God loves us just as we are. Like Mary, we are sitting at Jesus’ feet, and we need to hear this again and again: that God loves us and gives us strength to face the world, and to do something about it.

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