25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:25-28, New International Version)
Theme: Rejoicing and Thanksgiving
Our commentators yesterday presented some of the significant challenges encountered when we serve those who appear not be deserving. Thank you for your contributions! Your transparency is engaging and your commitment to seek to follow Jesus’ instructions despite challenges is inspiring.
As we wrap up our consideration of the discipline of Service we consider the importance of this discipline in God’s economy. Service is highly esteemed by Jesus. This high esteem makes the practice worthy of rejoicing and thanksgiving.
Our Bible passage today, encapsulates the connection between greatness and service. Jesus’ life mission was to serve, and he calls us to greatness by calling us to that same mission. Note that Jesus does not define greatness the way the world does.
Please study the passage and consider the question below.
Considering the biblical significance of service, how can we better celebrate the discipline in our daily lives individually and as a Christian community?
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