Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Gospel According to Mark
Chapter 10:35-45

35 Then James and John the sons of Zebedee came unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us that we desire.
36 And he said unto them, What would ye I should do for you?
37 And they said to him, Grant unto us, that we may sit, one at thy right hand, and the other at thy left hand in thy glory.
38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and be baptized with the baptism that I shall be baptized with?
39 And they said unto him, We can. But Jesus said unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of the cup that I shall drink of, and be baptized with the baptism wherewith I shall be baptized:
40 But to sit at my right hand and at my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.
41 And when the ten heard that, they began to disdain at James and John.
42 But Jesus called them unto him, and said to them, Ye know that they which are princes among the Gentiles, have domination over them, and they that be great among them, exercise authority over them.
43 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your servant.
44 And whosoever will be chief of you, shall be the servant of all.
45 For even the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life for the ransom of many.

Verse 42 – Those in authority, that is to say those that do so in the world, rule over their subjects. It is through them, that good or evil flows towards those under themselves. However, this is not so in body of Christ. Those that wish to be of greatest good, can only serve the needs of the greatest good. This is the role of the pastor; to shepherd the flock that is given unto his care.

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