Jesus on Greatness

This past weekend at Eastbrook, we continued our preaching series entitled “Jesus Said What?!” by turning to another important topic: greatness. Will Branch joins us to explore three passages on this topic: Matthew 18:1-6, 10-11; 19:13-15; 20:20-28.

This message is from the eighth part of our longer journey through the Gospel of Matthew, which includes “Family Tree,” “Power in Preparation,” “Becoming Real,” “The Messiah’s Mission,” “Stories of the Kingdom,” “Who Do You Say I Am?“, and “‘Tis the Reason.”

You can find the message video and outline below. You can also view the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.


“… whoever wants to become great among you must be your servantand whoever wants to be first must be your slave—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 20:26-28)

Who is the Greatest?

  • Us: Power
  • The Disciples: Position
  • The Disciples Mom: Prestige

Jesus on Greatness

  • Those accepted into the kingdom
  • Those considered great in the kingdom
  • The pathway to greatness in the kingdom

Jesus’ Warnings

  • Don’t pull them down
  • Don’t get in the way
  • Don’t abuse your authority

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