“How God Measures Greatness” (Mark 10:35-45) Sunday January 15, 2016

Call to Worship:                                          

L:         As we gather in worship of God, let us quicken our conscience by God’s holiness.
P:         Let us nourish our minds with God’s truth.
L:         Let us purify our imagination by God’s beauty.
P:         Let us open our hearts to God’s love.
L:         That our feet may walk in God’s path.
P:          And our lips speak God’s praise.


Scripture (Mark 10:35-45)           


Our reading comes from the good news according to Mark.                   

35James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” 37And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” 39They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; 40but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

41When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. 42So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. 43But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, 44and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. 45For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.


@Copyrighted by Rev. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “How God Measures Greatness” (Mark 10:35-45) Sunday January 15, 2016

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