Who wants to be the greatest?
Big Idea: Humility is the path to greatness!
Scripture: Matthew 23:11-12 NLT – 11 The greatest among you must be a servant. 12 But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
How can I be the greatest for my Lord?
- Choose to Serve
-- Philippians 2:5-11 NLT – 5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. 6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, 8 he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. 9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
- Serve in Humility
-- 1 Peter 5:6 NLT – So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.
-- Prov 29:23 NLT – 23 Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.
Are you living ready to serve your Lord
- One of the greatest forms of tragedy is to be successful in all the things that don’t matter. – Tim Tebow
- Memorize: Matthew 23:11 NLT – The greatest among you must be a servant.
- Evaluate: Am I serving to exalt me or Jesus?
- Action: Invite a friend or family member to Easter Sunday!