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Mark 10:35-45

September 17, 2012

What a privilege it was yesterday to get to speak. I spoke on Mark 10:35-45, and my three main points were as follows:

1. God does not rebuke their desire to be great. Seeking to be great is not the problem; in fact, Jesus reinforces their desire to be great. See point 2 for the problem.

2. God does redirect their definition of greatness. In God’s kingdom, greatness is being a slave/servant to others. The disciples had defined greatness in terms of political power, and it is here that Jesus indicates they’ve erred.

3. Kingdom greatness is impossible if you’re not in community. You can’t serve yourself, so if you’re not in community/communion, you can’t be serving, and thus you can’t be great. It can be put in the form of a deductive argument! How often can you say that?

Small groups are the perfect vehicle for being in communion with other believers, are they not?

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