Scripture: Mark 10:45. Mark 10:35-45 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. Would you and I vote for him?Â, I want to believe we would. a. All his life, the eagle, thinking he was a prairie chicken, did what the prairie chickens did. And, how do we bring the Kingdom into this world? Everybody who thinks you could have done better than James or John, raise your hands. And, yes, how do we bring our relationship with the Divine into the world in which we live? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. What if that was the campaign trail we followed?Â, What if we traded our self-privileging for the privileging of others? Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Mark 10:35-45. September 30, 2012 James and John Mark 10:35-45 Sermon by Jim Russo and Joanna Harader. Ads are running, rhetoric is raging, and lines are being drawn. It takes some effort to participate in worship. Thank you. Yep, this says it all. This is a theme for Jesus, the thread running through his life. I am grateful for your focus on service in today’s lectionary reading…it would have been more typical (and safer) to go down the “atonement” track that ran through today’s texts. This is the candidate who says we should love our neighbor as ourselves. endobj What if we sought to console more than to be consoled, to understand more than to be understood, to love more than to be loved? “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” Mark 10:35-45 The Request of James and John 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. 3 0 obj Zeb’s boys, Jim and Johnny, often remind me of myself, and you show a strong connection between them and many of us these days as the nation goes to the polls. Can you imagine yourself being a slave to and servant of Ted Cruz (Republican)? They wanted the best seats in the house, but what they got was the cup of suffering. 4 0 obj Sermon Archives Tell Me What You Want ~ Mark 10:35-45 by Rev. James and John position themselves to be influential figures alongside Jesus. Some thoughts on today's scripture. Default. (Adaptation of “A Prayer Attributed to St. Francis,” Book of Common Prayer, 833) That sounds to me a lot like one who is a servant to and slave of all.Â, Isn’t that the kind of life you want for yourself and your loved ones? I have no quick or easy answers. Commentary, Mark 10:35-45, Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2015. �&{�aCE����5�� Read the Scripture: Mark 10:35-45 We are looking for leaders in the church, in business, and in government, certainly, right now. And it’s also what I struggle with; how to live this, how to become this. Give us. "If I worked up the nerve to ask Jesus to do anything I ask him to," most of us probably think, "I'd have done a lot better than their lame-brained request. We vote everyday, not with ballots but with our lives, our choices, our priorities, our words, our actions. Already Jesus knows that he must endure suffering and a cruel death. The Greatness Of The Son Of Man . HOW IT DISPLAYED ITSELF. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Following hot on the heels of the rich young man who goes away grieving, this week we have another famous story. %���� Lawrence, I always appreciate your insights. Oh, James and John, you foolish boys. THE HIGH COST OF FINISHING FIRST. What if we sought to be instruments of peace: to sow love where there is hatred, pardon where there is injury, faith where there is doubt, hope where there is despair, light where there is darkness, joy where there is sadness? @DW�O� That’s politics as usual. x��Zmo�8� ���E��o��-|��d�b���>���X�u�%�������! Would you support his campaign in which being number one means being a slave of all? Jesus is so deep, and you’re … Continue reading "Commentary on Mark 10:35-45" In Mark 10:35–45,1Jesus and His disciples have one of the most memorable dialogues in the New Testament. Thank you for this. Sermon: He Came to Serve, Series, Why He Came, Rev. And here’s what I wonder. I only know that it’s the only vote that will make a difference.Â. Scripture: Mark 10:45. The Son of Man Came to Give His Life a Ransom for Many Christmas Eve Day. MARK 10:45. Do for us. What if we met each other asking, “What is it you want me to do for you?” What if we sought the well-being of others first? 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"When Jesus gives his life as a ransom, he frees us not to become great as the world understands greatness, but to serve others as slaves of Christ. “Mr. Copyright © 2009-2020 Michael K. Marsh and Interrupting The Silence, Some Rights Reserved. It is a vision of inclusion. Mark 10:35-45 New International Version (NIV) The Request of James and John 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In today’s gospel (Mark 10:35-45) Jesus is describing a reversal of fortune, a reversal most of us do not aspire to and one the world rarely teaches and neither rewards nor encourages. What Jesus teaches is as _____ today as it was the day He spoke it. Dr. John C. Lentz Oct 18, 2009 When I read the scripture lesson for today I admit that the first things that popped into my head was the lyrics from a Spice Girls’ song. There’s something thrilling about stepping into a corn maze. ( Log Out /  Those words or words like them are in each of the synoptic gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke. It makes no sense, become a servant to others and a slave of all. Hopefully, I am learning to ask better questions. Technology has advanced tremendously, but man still has the _____ nature throughout the generations. In today’s gospel (Mark 10:35-45) Jesus is describing a reversal of fortune, a reversal most of us do not aspire to and one the world rarely teaches and neither rewards nor encourages. 23, in order to be in the Chapel at this moment? Reblogged this on CelticAnglican's Ramblings: Hanging by a Thread and commented: I don’t share very much politically-oriented content here, but this is a post a friend recommended that I think offers some good food for thought. Please use these sermons as the Lord leads, but nothing on this site may be used for profit without my expressed, written permission! Jesus said that he did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many. )[�Bǹ��-K��>3C��j����!�ޝ�7��n����ٸl�r��l�s��}���Ŵ��b4"��d<9=9���22���P�?JX�B� O�4d�:=1�������'7�f3�&|��� �2��f�a��U�`Ȃ���7,��01_ϲ��P\�of�m��d�����DA[�J�ȑ�&��&4LSwm� xP�ʢ�I��kŵΤC��Jk�8LAK�T�(�i�&��NO濝���O��}A}���D�����A�8�˜AB*�i�r�*6.��5��~}>!�?���~�ׄ|BW\��g����o�E�I2f�rؕ�0J�BŘV��o�������)�'��$��MC�Xp��(����ӵ1�`"Nb!C�:���W���p��.�/h%��h2Х�E̴����Bυ�q! Introduction. Just what DOES motivate my choices in voting? Would you vote for him? Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out /  This is the candidate who privileges others over himself. In these eleven verses, Jesus emphasizes the importance of humility and service. Mark 10:45. This is the candidate who says that if we have supported and cared for the least, the last, the lost we have supported and cared for him. Can you imagine yourself being a slave to and servant of Beto O’Rourke (Democrat)? In the gospel for today (Mark 10:35-45), this is what the disciples did not understand. It says something about where we are with Jesus as a candidate.Â, We tend to back the one who will “do for us whatever we ask” of him or her, the one who supports our beliefs, the one who advances our agenda. Today is the third time in the last five weeks we’ve heard these or similar words from Jesus. Convicting and light saturating. E;��]9Z*��DYA��UZ�5�A�? “But it is not [to be] so among you,” Jesus says.Â, Jesus is not about politics as usual. In sixteen days the ballots will be cast, the polls will close, and the election will be over, but the voting will never be over. Learn how your comment data is processed. The missing quality in many Christians– Mark 10:35 to 45 Do you remember the story of the eagle’s egg that was placed into the nest of a prairie chicken? Mark 10:35-45: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. 2 0 obj Consider that Jesus makes this brief comment within a wider context, one that acknowledges the lure of power that ensnares all of us, not only James and John. “Mr. Last week he said, “Many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.” And three weeks before that he said, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.”Â. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out /  John Piper Dec 17, 1995 125 Shares Sermon. He privileges others over himself. Isn’t that what James and John want from Jesus? “Teacher,” they … ( Log Out /  The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. '���^� ��#pP�E��Q��h�j����A\~E�}Ep� ��-�Ȟ�ή�s{C�Ǫ��ͻ(��(�!GC��rÇ#����j4f�¯ʬ�8��ە���(^R��r�K�Lͳ�R�w���(7{�+��1Mjv��Yb��t�D&��v�� Whatever our answer may be it probably says more about us than it does either Mr. Cruz or Mr. O’Rourke. endobj Imagine how Jesus feels, as he listens to the request from the two brothers. Intro: I once heard the story of a rice farmer who saved an entire village from destruction. Open your Bible to Mark chapter 10, verses 35 through 45, next to the last section in chapter 10, and tonight we’ll wrap it up in the final section. It’s what I want and what I hope for. Would you support his campaign in which greatness means being a servant to others? I don’t know how to do this. In a quasi-concealment: reversal of order and method of worldly greatness. Change ). We are jarred by the insensitive demand posed by the disciples, James and John. Politics and daily choices are not separate nor apart from our relationship with the Beloved. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them. O’Rourke, what is it you want me to do for you?” Can you and I drink from that cup?Â, What does it say about us if our answer is yes to only one of them, and only no to the other? Mark 10:35-45. stream We know instinctively that we need leadership in all areas of our life. Mark 10:35–45 offers several reasons why we should be servants in our community, in our work environment, and in the neighborhood in which God has placed us. THE SON OF MAN ALSO CAME TO SERVE 45“For the Son of Man also came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” “For the Son of Man also came not to be served, but to serve” (v. 45a). The Meaning of Greatness – Mark 10: 35-45 Why did you come to worship today? Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Mark 10:35-45. Diana, you said it well, “Politics and daily choices are not separate nor apart from our relationship with the Beloved.” I wonder what it would be like if we could recover a communal politics rather than an individual politics, if we focused on how we live together rather than how we accomplish individual or interest group goals. %z�$�M��/� '����Fo��(�C��H�*)P{� �����Xl����r�3k���@��ֿ��0^�0��.>�88�K�����bJ���c�;1)�[�6��4��� ��}{qL`�Tb�X�xԆ[�5b���8vI'%�#����YV���+���?3`WAU��1���̫0�Ҁ�Q�ze%���ֳ�㸇�=A� �tE�ɺ�1R�� )�� DϳM�#����� \���o�{�ã8�@ ��"O��K��G;������n�}(�h4X1��`qw��8xO�!O\N/�2���Gh�[��#h�(���G�c��*��q٣�7M���}�Z�%�؁F�?��ˌ�B��P�X�f����!jpQ� .˟22ô[M����w�pB�Y^� �F�#�Ño���7䣷29Х@=VYM�r�@ފ�m��K�D��rQ�ғƐ�.�A�'��x0�q�`�Ev�h���}�:�$���&� x~-آ!�9X��*x'���{�IczI�`uWU����o��m4�ª��!�:�����[}kU�=���R�58.o|�U�pr��7F7�`�7k���Fo���vn��xȵT���D�](6%�E�K���5YMp��& AHYz}���8p�Z���;x�XGă� �B�-�ۣ†���!��B�C%�+o���a�b�";?�x��s���H�y]��c=c�y�EKv�)p��^ʌZ�v�K/�2mi���ע{�ڵr�Ǹ���Xo'�.���� %e�Z�BU�ef5C~�F@�w,zMB/����uA�� S5�X�6���Uá;�j8d�����|�4�0>����?�����br��FK�&n�0v�����ϱq��|3ѿo�.�:�u��u|dX2d�����01�F�g²�BM��m�Ib�~���軟����N�/�.���� �L��Wf�J{.ZhT5��V�:��Zc��$(4T���BSVe��h��%4. What motivated you to get yourself organized, move away from a comfortable place, and travel some distance, facing the danger of hitting Bambi’s mother on Rt. “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.” What if that was also our politics? Isn’t that the kind of future you want for your children and grandchildren? As usual, I have more questions than answers. “Teacher we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you … Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” They are privileging themselves over others, and we often do too. Mark 10:35-45. endobj Can we reach a point where those two are not held in opposition? John Piper Dec 24, 1995 119 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him 🙂. Consider: James and Mark 10:35-45. We are sixteen days from the midterm elections and one day from the start of early voting. Muir . <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> oi��@#a�'����p��zL5��,ӚL�8X�o�}��|�9��hm�o4�ǐ)�U��I�l�紕��a�ut �K*��Tb?P$&� A.F. This is the candidate who says we should forgive not seven times but seventy times seven. Resume Prayer. We ARE concerned about self-preservation, of course. SERMON: 'COUNT ME IN' Mark 10:35-45 Oct. 14, 2012 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. This is a call to except that challenge and become first place in the things God wants us to be excellent in. It makes no sense, become a servant to others and a slave of all. Introduction: 1. <> Series I, Cycle B. This sermon focuses on Jesus’ challenge for an "Upside Down Kingdom" challenging us to be first by being last. Right after Jesus tells His followers that He will be mocked, spit on, flogged and killed, the two brothers make a childish request. That should be true the rest of the way in, unless or until Congress kills Social Security and Medicare or unless we have a major financial meltdown. The brief, suggestive quality of Mark 10:45 speaks against preparing a sermon that tackles atonement theories or tries to explicate Mark’s presentation of the cross in all its detail. Of course, it’s all about servant leadership. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” Charles Hoffacker Today's gospel presents the disciples of Jesus in a bad light. Dec 24, 1995. <> �%DC�A�����[��K�M6�qP�.G��,QwR�P�v��{ P9G��ѩ� o�g(�� Mark 10:35-45 New Living Translation (NLT) Jesus Teaches about Serving Others 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came over and spoke to him. They wanted to be on the right and left, but what they got was the baptism unto death. Can you imagine yourself being a slave to and servant of Ted Cruz (Republican)? Or yes to both of them? Isn’t that your hope for America? This is the candidate who says we should love our enemies. What about us? But let’s not forget, this is the candidate who says that we should love God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind. %PDF-1.5 “Teacher,” they said, “we … Cruz, what is it you want me to do for you?” Can you and I drink from that cup? Joanna: So, we’re still talking about Jesus’ disciples and this week our focus is on James and John.We’ve already talked about them a little–a few weeks ago when we read the story of … <>>> This is the candidate who says we should do good even to those who do not do good to us. Is it our theme? Maybe it is the excitement about the unknown twists and turns that will await us along the way, or the rustling of the cornstalks in the gentle fall breeze, or the squeals of children as they eagerly run through the entry of the maze to begin the journey. Children’s sermon for Mark 10:35-45. Pansy and I voted absentee last week, and I hope our motivation was in the interest of our larger population, rather than simply selfish. This is powerfully provocative. This is the candidate who asks not just for our vote but for our life.Â. Sermon Mark 10:35-45 Servant Leadership Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Mark 10:35-45 Servant Leadership By The Rev. I. Asking Questions About God Your sermons mean a lot to me. Largely with thanks to Pansy’s frugality, we are in good shape, financially. Browse Sermons on Mark 10:35-45. Of course, following Jesus doesn’t mean being powerful like the rulers of the Gentiles. The thread running through his life as a Ransom for Many neighbor ourselves... And method of worldly greatness your children and grandchildren want from Jesus on the right and,. Following hot on the heels of the most memorable dialogues in the New Testament figures alongside Jesus serve.”. 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