5/30 – Greatness In God’s Kingdom

Mark 10:35-45

James and John approach Jesus with the request that they might sit, one on his right hand and the other on his left hand, when he comes in his kingdom.

Jesus addresses their misunderstanding of the nature of kingdom (they don’t even get that the King is about to die) and He teaches a lesson about humility.

Jesus says rivalries ¬†concerning who is the greatest are a part of worldly kingdoms but his kingdom is different. Who is the greatest in God’s kingdom? How does Jesus set The example of true greatness?


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2 Responses to 5/30 – Greatness In God’s Kingdom

  1. Sandy Steinman

    That entire phrase sayis it all:”Whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” True greatness (and real ministry) is shown by the way Jesus put others ahead of Himself even to the point of giving His life a sacrifice for others.

  2. Andrew Benson

    Jesus was the ultimate servant. If anyone deserves to be served it is Jesus, yet He spent all His time serving. His whole goal in coming to earth was to serve mankind by giving them the hope of salvation. His life here was the embodiment of love. What an amazing example He is for us in all things. He is without a doubt the greatest servant to ever walk the earth and therefore will be the greatest in Heaven!

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