Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Key to What the Real Jesus Is All About

(I took this picture in Jerusalem)

I'm preaching tomorrow out of Luke 22:24-30. Jesus' disciples are arguing among themselves as to which one of them is the "greatest." Jesus, because he is conferring a kingdom on them (just as God the Father bestowed a kingdom on Jesus), instructs them that such competitive rivalry that wants power over others is not what the Kingdom of God is all about.

How important is this for us to understand? N.T. Wright says, “This standing on its head of the world’s idea of greatness is central not only to all Christian work and ministry; it is the key to what Jesus was about.” (NTW, Luke for Everyone, 267)