What does greatness look like? Who is the greatest? Pause to answer the question. Find someone to talk to about it. Did you and your conversation partner agree?

Is greatness… The star player on the basketball team? The owner of a powerful company? An Oscar winner? The richest family In town? The President?

When Jesus’ disciples argued about greatness, Jesus replied,” Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” To prove his point, Jesus took a child in his arms and said, “”Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”

Greatness in servanthood. Greatness in welcome. Yes, Jesus turns the world’s perspective of greatness upside down. This Sunday we will wrestle with this story in Mark 9: 30-37.

Here are a couple of favorite you tube videos that show greatness in unexpected places:


How do these inspire you to greatness? Who do you know that is great because of their serving? What is something great that you have done recently?

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