Sunday, February 23, 2014

Desire to be Great
Today: Owning ‘YOU’: Desire to be Great Delbert Enns  Matt 23:11-12, Rom 12:10, Luke 14:7-14
Songs this Morning: Come, Now Is The Time To Worship   Brian Doerksen Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King   Thomas Miller How Great Thou Art  Wesley Keene Nothing But The Blood Robert Lowry Jesus Messiah   Chris Tomlin 

The father loves the son. The son can do nothing on his own.  You will see greater things than the healing of the lame man. Read the text over and over.  You have a number 10 in you.  You have greatness hitched to humility. The greatest among you must be your servant. Those who humble themselves will be exalted. Who will get up at night to take care of the baby? Selfishness destroys relationships. Humility builds relationships.
Being humble has to be ungoing every day.  God does the exalting.
1. Humility towards ambition. Who is the greatest? The disciples were arguing. World changers. They didn't get it. God does not squash ambitions. Get as humble as the little child.
If humility overshadows your pride you can be great. Let God lead you.
You can't fix relationships. Depend on God.  Wait on God.
2. The need to be noticed. The rich man wanted the benefits without commitment. After that Jesus told the disciples he would die. Now 2 disciples wanted to sit next to Jesus in the coming kingdom. Be a slave, Jesus said. Not a selfie. Leave it up to God.
God made you wonderfully complex. God's very own workmanship.
Become an encourager.
Humility.  At a great banquet all the guests wanted to sit at the head table.  Jesus said take the back table and you will be invited to sit at the head table.
We tend to compare ourselves among ourselves.  Not a good idea.
Chris and Cory. Interview. Chris is 2 years free of drugs. What do you fill your life with now? Congressional friends, 188, choir, Forward House. Get rid of all old friends. Celebrate with cake.
Cory.  Loves competition. Won the medal. Leads 200 students here at church. We have been blessed. Help students build relationships. In this age of entitlement. Learn to flip your perspectives. Spring break inner city ministry. Get involved pray for the kids. Buy some soup.

The moment in history that exemplifies humility is when Jesus died on the cross. Jesus invites us on the journey of humility.

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