“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, 'Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.'” (Mark 9:35, NIV)
Who is the most important? The world around us is full of people fighting to have money. power, and status - to be the most important. Jesus takes the concept of importance, and turns it on its head. The most important is the one who serves, not the one who fights to have prominence and power. As we continue to look at Mark's Gospel this Sunday, we'll see that Jesus is the one who came to serve us. We can also be encouraged that, in God's Kingdom, none of us are insignificant. I hope that you'll be able to join us online, at 8:30, or at 10:30 (details below), as we look at this together.
I hope that these emails and prayers are useful, and that you are able to spend a few minutes at noon each day, as we pray together as a church family. Please do keep sending your prayer suggestions to me, so that we can make sure we are praying around the needs, burdens and encouragements of our whole church family.
“‘I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!’” (Mark 9:24, NIV)
Belief can be hard: sometimes we can be uncertain what it is we believe, or that we believe enough. As we continue to look at Mark’s Gospel this Sunday, we’ll see that, when it comes to trust and faith, it all comes down to Jesus. I hope that you’ll be able to join us online, at 8:30, or at 10:30 (details below), as we look at this together.