KINGDOM GREATNESS.

This past weekend, I had the privilege of preaching through Mark 10:32-45 at Harvest Bible Chapel-Naperville.  The message was entitled “Called to Greatness.” Below are my conclusions, based on Mark 10:45, as to how the gospel crushes notions of worldly greatness, and is the fuel in the pursuit of Christ-exalting, kingdom oriented greatness for the glory of God and the good of others.

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THE WORLD DEFINES GREATNESS BY HOW POWERFUL WE ARE…

The gospel frees us to pursue kingdom greatness by living humbly in the wake of how powerful Christ was for us!

THE WORLD DEFINES GREATNESS BY OUR POSITION…

The gospel frees us to pursue kingdom greatness by taking the position of a servant, because the finished work of Christ has secured our eternal position before God the Father!

THE WORLD DEFINES GREATNESS BY OUR PROMINENCE…

The gospel frees us to be great by being small, because in Christ, the Creator of all things loves us!

THE WORLD DEFINES GREATNESS BY WHAT WE POSSESS…

The gospel frees us to be greatly generous, because in Christ we have all we truly need!

THE WORLD DEFINES GREATNESS BY WHAT WE’VE ATTAINED…

The gospel frees us to be great by sacrificially giving to others, because Jesus has already attained all we need before the Father!

THE WORLD DEFINES GREATNESS BY OUR PRESTIGE…

The gospel frees us to pursue kingdom greatness by reveling in the success of Christ, not our own!

 

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2 thoughts on “KINGDOM GREATNESS.

  1. I really like this post. God’s definition of greatness truly is different from ours. Among the revelations received by Joseph Smith is this verse: “He that is ordained of God and sent forth, the same is appointed to be the greatest, notwithstanding he is the least and the servant of all” (Doctrine and Covenants 50: 26). When we follow the teachings of the Lord and humbly try to share His word, we find greatness very different from the greatness of the world. Thanks for sharing that greatness with us!

    • sismeaders,

      Thanks for your reply.

      However, I cannot and will not receive any “revelation” that Joseph Smith received as from the true and living God. Mormonism is not harmonious or synonymous with Christianity.

      The gospel that I speak of in this post refers to the finished work of the eternally divine, immutable, uncreated, unique, and one-of-a-kind Son of God the Father, Jesus Christ. The “Jesus” of Mormonism is a created spirit-child, who progressed to deity, and is not qualified to bear the eternal debt of our sin before God the Father, and thus cannot save anyone from the wrath of God.

      This link may help in understanding the differences between Mormonism and Christianity. Please read: FAQ on the Difference Between Mormonism and Biblical Christianity

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