Jesus was so courageous. He marched to Jerusalem knowing what awaited Him there. And even in all that, there still raged an ambition within the disciples about status and position. The greatest in the kingdom is the one who is slave of all. Where is your heart at when it comes to service? Is it driven by a need to be recognized and appreciated or is it driven by a love for God and a love for His people? Listen to this sermon for more.
Have you made sacrifices in being a Christian? Has your faith come in between relationships and previous life ambitions? Is following Christ a hindrance upon your worldly self? It should be, it should have and you should. There is a cost in following Christ. If it is not costly to follow, then it only demonstrates you don’t truly trust in His reward. Listen to this sermon for more.
Jesus says the kingdom of heaven is for those who are like children. It contrasts in Mark with the story of the rich young ruler who couldn’t follow Christ because of his love for worldly things. To become like a child is to know you’re dependent. But on whom are you dependent? Listen to this sermon for more.
Why is the topic of divorce considered a trap for Jesus set by the Pharisees? Divorce is a hot topic now and was a hot topic then. The fact that we focus on the question as to what justifies a divorce only reflects the sinful attitude and rebellion against a relationship to which we’re meant to be unconditionally committed. What is your view on marriage and divorce?