1)Summarize: Determine the authors main point. In 1-2 paragraphs (200-400 words)
explain what you think the author is trying to communicate in this passage. Remember to
take into consideration that this passage includes a conversation that Jesus has with
Martha. Thus, this passage is both showing and telling us something.
2)identify: Based on your answer above, write out one principle from this passage. You
should be able to express this principle in 1-3 sentences.
3) Check: Consult at least one scholarly resource in order to offer support for the principle
that you believe the passage is teaching. some resources The HCSB Study Bible, The Holman
Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Eastons Illustrated Bible Dictionary, or Mathew Henrys
Concise Commentary.