|Week #7 of 13
Growing opposition. Good Samaritan.
Monday – Jesus forgives an adulterous woman.
Tuesday – Jews react to Jesus healing a blind man on the Sabbath.
Wednesday – Seventy sent to preach. Parable of the Good Samaritan.
Thursday – Instructions on how to pray.
Friday – Jesus rebukes the Pharisees while eating with them.
Mary and Martha
Mary and Martha were the sisters of Lazarus, who Jesus raised from the dead.
They lived in Bethany, which was 2 miles east of Jerusalem. Jesus and his disciples often stayed with this family on their journeys.
Martha invited Jesus and the 12 to her home. While she made preparations, her sister Mary sat at the feet of Jesus, listening. Martha asked for help, and Jesus told her not to worry. (Luke 10:38-42)
When Lazarus died, Martha came to meet Jesus. She understood the resurrection, and that Jesus was the Christ. (John 11:18-27)
Jesus loved Mary and Martha very much. Jesus wept when He saw Mary and the Jews weeping over the death of Lazarus. (John 11:32-36)
On the Saturday preceding the crucifixion, Mary anointed Jesus with expensive perfume and wiped his feet with her hair. This occurred in Bethany, at the house of Simon the leper. Jesus told his disciples that Mary would be remembered for this good deed. (John 12:2-8, Matthew 26:6-13)
Did you know?
Samaritans descended from Jews who intermarried with the Assyrians and Babylonians that conquered Israel. Jews despised the Samaritans. Jesus spoke with a Samaritan woman, and was thanked by a cured Samaritan leper. (John 4:7-42, Luke 17:11-19)
The Good Samaritan used oil as a soothing agent, and wine as a disinfectant.
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