Two Lessons on Work and Worship, Part 1

by John MacArthur

The story of Mary and Martha has long been one of the most treasured narratives in the Scripture.  Who doesn’t identify with hardworking Martha, frustrated with her captivated sister at the feet of the Lord?  And who doesn’t admire the single-minded devotion of Mary?  She was so enraptured with Jesus’ teaching that, to quote the beloved hymn, “the things of earth [had grown] strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.”

It all started when Jesus came to Bethany, to visit the home of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus.  They had become cherished personal friends of Jesus during His earthly ministry.  He had a profound love for their family, and it’s clear from Luke’s account that Jesus made Himself at home in their house.
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Christian Arrested For Saying Homosexuality Is a Sin

by Michael Mickey

According to a report by the Telegraph, a Christian street preacher in the United Kingdom, Dale McAlpine, was arrested by a “homosexual police community support officer” because McAlpine was “reciting a number of “sins” referred to in the Bible, including blasphemy, drunkenness and same sex relationships”, which is apparently grounds for arrest under a law referred to as the “Public Order Act”.

According to the report, the Public Order Act was introduced in 1986 to deal with “violent rioters” and “football hooligans”, but today? It is being used to combat religious free speech as seen in this incident. Alarming? Yes, but this is the world we live in.
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