During Lent at Eastbrook Church, we are exploring how our hungers lead us to God in order to find true rest for our souls. The series, “Hungry for God,” parallels the season of Lent, and has a companion daily devotional that you can access here.
This weekend I explored the hunger for greatness by looking at a quirky story in Mark 10, where James and John ask Jesus to give them a special place of honor when He returns in glory. The other disciples are incensed and it provides an opportunity for Jesus to discuss the nature of true greatness.
“You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.” (Mark 10:42-44)
The Hunger for Greatness
Four Ways We Become Confused about Greatness (Mark 10:35-43)
- Confusion about proximity to greatness
- Confusion about reaching for greatness
- Confusion about the cost of greatness
- Confusion about the nature of greatness
Re-learning Greatness with Jesus (Mark 10:43-45; 9:33-37; 10:13-16)