Marks of Greatness

(Mark 10:35-52)

Lesson 12 -- second quarter 2011
May 22, 2011

by Mark Roth
© Copyright 2011

Personalize the Scripture

In my requests of God, do I see the James-and-John type or the Bartimaeus type?

Would any of my prayer requests for myself, if granted, put someone else at a disadvantage?

Do I see myself as a candidate for honor and position?

For what purposes would God give me such honor and position?

When I am honored with a position of leadership, is my tendency to exercise more authority than a servant would?

Am I prone to be turf-conscious about my leadership?

What do others' maneuverings for greatness bring out about...me?

I wonder if the ten disciples rejoiced (inwardly, of course, if not among themselves) when Jesus put the other two in their place. Am I pleased when I see a wanna-be leader or an I-think-he's-outta-place leader get put in his place by a higher authority?

What motivates my service?

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This concludes my comments based on the alternate lesson developed by Christian Light Publications. To read my comments on the passage for the International Bible Study, click here: New Beginnings.

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