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Q and A-How Did Jesus Define Greatness?

May 11th, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “How did Jesus define greatness?”

An argument developed among Jesus’ disciples on the question, “Who was the greatest?”

Whenever people start asking this kind of question, either privately or out in the open, you can anticipate arguing and dissension to follow.

Jesus used this argument as a teachable moment. He said to them in Mark 9:35, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last and the servant of all.”

Jesus defined greatness in terms of serving others. He encourages us to think in terms of giving, generosity, sacrifice, and love. Jesus is the greatest of all, and He set an example of service and sacrifice for us to follow. He said in Matthew 9:26, “the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

According to Jesus, service is the pathway to greatness in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Moment Of Celebration-Greatness Of God

May 8th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the greatness of God.

These are the words of Psalm 145, starting at verse 3.

“Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.”

Here is one way we can apply this portion of Scripture into our lives today. Think of some great deed that God has done such as the creation of the world or His redemptive work of sending Jesus into the world. Then, tell someone about it, and what it means to us.

The Greatness of God is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com