"Anybody have a story about an authority figure who abused their power? Preferably this actually happened to you...."
End with a story about a bad authority figure in my life.
"I had this boss, and his idea of a good day was to delegate his work. I don't think he was lazy, but whenever someone was looking for work to do, he would just assign them whatever he was doing. After whoever it was finished it, he would review their work, then pass it on to his boss with his name on it."
Direct to last week
Talk about Jesus' interaction with children, and how
"If you do not receive the kingdom of God like a child you will not enter it."
Talk about Jesus predicting his death,
Mark 10:33 "See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles."
Talk about James and John's question,
Mark 10:37 "Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory."
Talk about Jesus' reply - Jesus said, I can't promise you will get the best seats, but you will both taste of my cup.
Read the Scripture, Mark 10:41 - 45.
Slave of all.
The rulers of the Gentiles exercise authority over them.
It shall not be so with you.
Statement of fact. Not a request. Not a command.
Whoever would be great must be your servant
Whoever would be first must be slave of all
How can you be first and also wait on everyone? You will literally be last always.
He told us here what he is about
He also showed us what he is about!
Jesus heals the woman with a discharge
Mark 5:25 – 34
Demonstrates that his priority is not the important, it is the present.
Crowd pressed around him
Felt his power working
Stopped and asked who touched him
He was on his way to healing a government official's daughter at the time
"Daughter, your faith...