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April 14th, 2024

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Notes for Today's Message

I have set you and example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor the messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things you will be blessed if you do them”. John 13:15-17.


Why did Jesus give this lesson? Because He knew the human heart …

… the heart which deceives us into thinking that we have priority over others.

… the heart which hungers after a greater position.

… the heart which is not satisfied with its lot in life.


“Power corrupts … and absolute power corrupts absolutely”.


Real power means following in the footsteps “of the Master


Mark 10:35 “Teacher … we want You to do whatever we ask”


Jesus ministry is not about fulfilling personal favors…all about building personal relationships


Jesus knows the heart is deceitful. 


Lord, are You at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”.


Kingdom of Jesus is not about rule and authority. 


Request is a very self-centred request 


Mark 1:19-20: When (Jesus) had gone a little further, He saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. Without delay (Jesus) called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed Him”.


Mark 5:35-37. “While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. Your daughter is dead,they said. Why bother the teacher any more?Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, Dont be afraid; just believe.He did not let anyone follow Him except Peter, James and John the brother of James”.


Mark 9:2-3:- “After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with Him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There He was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.”


We are all an essential part of the body.


Jesus way…great = servant. 

    first = slave.


Acts 12:1-2.It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword”.


It is not “who you are” it’s “how you serve”