Descending: Journey to the Cross Part 2
Topic: Lent Verse: Mark 10:35–10:45, Philippians 2:5–2:11, Matthew 23:1–23:12
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION (Mark 10:35-45)
35Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. "Teacher," they said, "we want you to do for us whatever we ask."
36"What do you want me to do for you?" he asked.
37They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.”
QUESTION: Do I ever find myself wishing God would drop a life of power, fortune or fame into my lap?
38"You don't know what you are asking," Jesus said. "Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?"
39"We can," they answered. Jesus said to them, "You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, 40but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared."
QUESTION: In what ways do I resist following the servant’s path to greatness?
41When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. 42Jesus called them together and said, "You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10)
QUESTION: In what simple way can I begin to serve someone with an act of love this week? (WHAT and WHO?)
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