Opening in nearly 2,100 theaters nationwide over the weekend, Episodes 1 and 2 from Season 3 of The Chosen far exceeded early projections, bringing in a whopping $8.75 million in its first three days of release. The video series from Angel Studios was originally scheduled to have a limited five day run in theaters, but due to its robust opening weekend has been extended through December 1st.
Mary of Bethany is one of the most beautiful characters in all of Scripture, and her life has valuable lessons for us. Mary was the sister of Martha, and Lazarus was also raised from the dead by Jesus. Background of Mary of Bethany Mary in John 12:1-8 is often confused with Mary Magdalene, and she has … Continued
When we hear about Martha in the Bible, it is often in a negative way. She was the sister (of Mary) who was so busy with meal prep and homemaking duties that she wasn’t focused on her revered guest, Jesus. I can certainly relate to that. As busy wives and mothers, we get tangled up … Continued
These two sisters have always intrigued me. If I answer the question, am I a Mary or a Martha—I would say I’m both. Sometimes, I’m a Martha serving others, especially during family events or the holidays. Then during the cold wintry days of January, all I want to do is sit at Jesus’ feet and be a Mary. Since the Bible teaches balance in doctrinal truths, what’s the balance between these two sister’s actions? Why did Jesus rebuke the sister who was serving him delicious fish and bread on a platter with figs? And why did he refuse to tell her sister to help?