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Sis-ling Rivalry Luke 10:38-42

Sis-ling Rivalry

Mary and Martha offer a glimpse into two ways to serve the Lord.

At a Glance

National Sisters Day is coming up soon, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to begin a discussion of this text with "sisters." From there we move to the most famous example of sis-ling rivalry in the Bible: Mary and Martha, or if you prefer, Martha and Mary.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's epistle text, see "A Thimble of Stardust," July 18, 2004, at

Sisters have a unique bond, a special relationship. They can be the best of friends, encouraging one another when there's trouble with boys, as well as sharing clothes, and supporting each other with phone calls and texts that speak right to the heart during the ups and downs and drama of life.

It's the positive side of this sibling connection that Sisters Day aims to celebrate. Seriously, just when you thought you'd caught up with every holiday obligation, it turns out there's another. Not that this is a bad thing. The first Sunday in August is National Sisters...

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