Today let’s be GREAT
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I was watching an “American Football” game just recently. Some of you right now are thinking – that’s not “proper” football. Hello – that’s why it’s called AMERICAN football.
Anyhow, it was a game between the Houston Texans and the Buffalo Bills and I heard one of the TV commentators say that a leading member of the Texans team had sent out a text message to all the team members saying: “Today let’s be GREAT”
And I thought: Isn’t that a fantastic message to send out. Isn’t that something that we should all aspire to.
I certainly don’t wake up in the morning and think to myself, “Today I want to be mediocre, average, second-rate and just so-so.”
Now when we hear the word great, I’m sure that many of you have some sort of idea or picture of what GREAT looks like.
But in Matthew 20:25-26 Jesus gives the example of someone who, in His eyes, is GREAT!
25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great, exercise authority over them. 26 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.
Today, let’s be GREAT. To Jesus that means: Today, let’s be SERVANTS
I know that this message runs totally contrary to the message that we hear all the time from the world BUT if we want to be GREAT in Jesus eyes then we will be the SERVANTS of all.
Where can you serve today?
Who can you serve today?
How can you serve Jesus today?
Today – can you be GREAT?
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• Why do you think the disciples tried to keep the children away from Jesus?
• With God all things are possible – what situations/times in your life has God done an “impossible” that completely changed the situation around?
• When you read “For many are called but few are chosen”, what does this mean to you?
• “Servant” – The way the world sees this word versus how God sees this can be very different. Why do you think this is so?
• If you were there when Jesus drove the money changers out of the temple (imagine someone coming into church this Sunday and doing this :D), how do you think you would have reacted?
• Why do you think Jesus taught so often using parables?