James and John ask Jesus if they can have the places of highest honor in His Kingdom. He points out that the way to greatness there is the opposite of the way of this world. Rather than pushing ourselves forward and seeking to promote our own interests, we become great by being the servants of all. Christ Himself set us this example, and it is one we are intended to follow.

We are all challenged to examine ourselves and to seek to humble ourselves if we would be great in the Kingdom.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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