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No Ordinary Man  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  47:50
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Mohammed Ali is quoted as saying, "I am the greatest!" But was he? We know the answer. Jesus Christ is the greatest, but He taught that He was on earth to serve. Are we striving for servanthood? Is it our ambition as Christians?

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“GREATNESS”

Mark 9:33-40; 10:35-45

“I am the greatest!” – Mohammed Ali

Was he?

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?

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