Sunday, October 21, 2018
Message: Redefining Greatness
Scripture: Mark 10:35-45
As a sports fan, there is something exciting about sitting courtside for a playoff game. These coveted seats are as expensive as they are hard to come by. Unlike watching on a screen, courtside seats put fans close to the game, the players, the celebrities, and all the action. There is a certain “VIP” status and appeal associated with sitting courtside.
Status and appeal were also very attractive to Jesus’ disciples; they too wanted to be close to the action. So much so, two of his closest disciples, James and John, boldly requested seats of honor on his right and left when he came into his kingdom. These disciples clearly had a “VIP” definition of greatness and just how to achieve it. Jesus, as a Master Teacher, corrected their narrow view of greatness and redefined it from a kingdom perspective.
Join us this Sunday as we explore Jesus’ definition of true greatness in a sermon titled “Redefining Greatness” from the text Mark 10:35-45. This Sunday is also Laity Sunday a time when we pause to celebrate the ministry of all lay Christians and their contributions in mission and service to the world. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!