Mark 10:35-45 > 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” 36 “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. 37 They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.” 38 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?” 39 “We can,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, 40 but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.” 41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. 42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
*The cup is not a physical cup. It is the blood He is going to shed on Calvary. **The lady who washed His feet with perfume because she wanted to give Him ALL she had. She believed/knew that He was fixing to give His life for all of us, even her. *They wanted to sit on His right side and left side so that people would think they were important. Jesus said you don't realize the mistake you're making. What they didn't realize was that one of those sides were going to heaven and the other to hell. *We say "Look at me, look how great I am". *If you're going to be great.. You must learn to SERVE. *We live in a time where people only care for themselves. **We must be willing to serve and not be served.
Proverbs 1:7 > 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
*Knowledge is wisdom. Understand what's going on and how to deal with it. How to pray/worship. *Everyone is all about themselves, but they are trying to figure out just who they are. **Jesus said, "If you will submit to me, I will give you knowledge". - You can walk in knowing who you are and who's you are. *Want to be great in the kingdom of God? BE A SERVANT!! *Be willing to go above and beyond because Jesus went above and beyond for us!!