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Mary & Martha

  • Mary and Martha were sisters who lived in the town of Bethany with their brother Lazarus. Jesus was a friend of theirs and would often visit them at their home.
  • This part of Mary's and Martha's story is found in Luke, chapter 10, verses 38 to 39.
  • Mary and Martha appear in our Babble.on, Ballyhoo! and 2by2 games, and will appear in our Bible Belles game.
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House

  • One day, Jesus called to see them and started to teach the people who had gathered there about God.
  • This part of Mary's and Martha's story is found in Luke, chapter 10, verses 38 to 39.
  • Houses are also found in the stories of the paralysed man on the roof, the parable of the wise and foolish men, the disciples at the last supper and the disciples on the day of Pentecost.
  • Houses appear in our Ballyhoo! game.
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Cooking pots

  • Martha was busy in the kitchen preparing food for the guests while Mary was sitting listening to Jesus. Martha asked Jesus to tell Mary to help her but Jesus gently explained that what Mary was doing was very important. She was listening to the things of God.
  • This part of Mary's and Martha's story is found in Luke, chapter 10, verses 40 to 42.
  • Pots are also found in the stories of the Israelites collecting food in the desert, Gideon's night-time assault and Jesus' first miracle at the wedding feast at Cana.
  • Pots appear in our 2by2 game.
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Lazarus

  • Their brother Lazarus was seriously ill so the sisters sent for Jesus. Before Jesus arrived, Lazarus died and was buried. Mary and Martha were upset by their brother's death, and were annoyed that Jesus had not tried to get there sooner. Jesus went to the tomb where Lazarus was buried and brought him back to life. Lazarus appeared wearing all his burial clothes.
  • This part of Mary's and Martha's story is found in John, chapter 11, verses 1 to 44.
  • Lazarus is also the name of the beggar found in the parable of the rich man who died.
  • Lazarus appears in our Babble.on and Ballyhoo! games.
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