Matthew 20:24-28

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When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers. Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:24-28

Dear Jesus, 

You taught us that greatness is not in ruling and dominating.  It's in serving and helping. How counter-intuitive to my natural way of thinking to hear that! But I believe it's true.  You are the greatest in my heart because you serve me in the greatest way.  Make me a great servant who cares little about recognition.  Put a guard over my mouth so I don't remind my family and friends of what I have done for them.  Make me forget everything I have ever done for others so I simply focus on them and meeting their needs.  Make me a blessing.  Give me someone to serve today and the wisdom to be great in serving them. 


Pastor Don Patterson

Great people don't usually know they are great.