Mark 9:33-40; 10:35-45
“I am the greatest!” – Mohammed Ali
Is it wrong to desire greatness?
1.) ARGUING ABOUT GREATNESS. 9:33-40
- a. Context. 9:2-32
- b. A teaching opportunity. 9:35-37
- c. Were they listening? 9:38-40; 10:13-16
2.) REQUESTING POSITIONS OF GREATNESS. 10:35-45
- a. Context. 10:32-34
- b. A teaching opportunity. 10:42-45
- c. The key verse of Mark’s gospel? 10:45
Eating “humble pie” at a small-town theater.
The goat that went higher because it was willing to go lower.
The price of success on a Japanese golf course.
We are called to servanthood, and that is the standard of true greatness. It is also counter-cultural! As a follower of Jesus Christ, is it your prayer, ambition, and desire?