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May 27, 2018

The Path To True Greatness

The Path To True Greatness

Passage: Mark 9:30-37

Speaker: Will Pavone

Series: Mark

Category: Sunday Worship

Keywords: embodied, illustrated, redefined

I. Greatness redefined II. Greatness illustrated III. Greatness embodied

Title: The Path to True Greatness

Mark 9:30-37

 

30 They went on from there and passed

through Galilee. And he did not want anyone

to know, 31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, The Son of Man is going to

be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.

 

32 But they did not understand the saying and were afraid to ask him. 33 And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, What were you discussing on the way? 34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest.

 

35 And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all. 36 And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37 Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.

 

I. Greatness redefined

II. Greatness illustrated

III. Greatness embodied

 

I. Greatness redefined

 

33 And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, What were you discussing on the way? 34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest.

 

And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.

 

II. Greatness illustrated

 

36 And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37 Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.

 

III. Greatness embodied

 

30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, 31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise. 32 But they did not understand the saying and were afraid to ask him.

 

Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst. As you yourselves know” this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. Acts 2:22-23

 

27 for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. Acts 4:27-28