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November 9, 2021 8:00 am
God has an encouraging word for you and me today. The Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton in a message of the heart of a servant.
Today will be opening up God's word to Mark chapter 10 with Dr. Don Wilton and while we do so would love to invite you to join us on our website. Tewonline.org you. Multiple resources are right there tewonline.org I want to talk about those who serve so that you does the Bible say about what Jesus have to say about this. I want you to turn with me to walk in chapter 10 Matthew markets the second of the Gospels will be in chapter 10 of the gospel of Mark and beginning in verse 35. So just little background here.
The disciples all with Jesus and they all schema question now to read the same story in Matthew in Matthew, the account that we read the is that the mother of these two boys off trees.
The question mark who was there records it as the two boys off these questions doesn't matter.
The mother the sons the daughters they will all followers of Jesus. Okay so yes the question did this is going to knock your socks off and I'm going to stop just once or twice because this is gone I don't I don't read it may miss the point. So verse 35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and they see we want you to do for us what ever we are alright everybody watch me. That is cheeky. That is the cheapest thing I've ever read in the Bible as I could daughter going up to a mother or father and say mom and dad. This is what I want you to do for me from now on. Cheeky by the way if if I could and I'm not going to do it if I could also all the young moms to come down here and you look into the face of our young mothers and I'm not so young mothers that I want to zero in on young mothers and you just think about what they do for the children they never have to call that actually all they wake up they prepare food they change close diapers. They believe they get to bed. They read stories they hold close they cry with a stroke, they you name it they knew it go up to a mother right now and I'll ask any mother you like as high as she is exhausted give out say to her, why don't you just stop serving your children may be so forward is to say, I think I can guarantee you the on serve everyone of them and then I will guarantee you everyone of those mothers will say you know the joy I get is something I can't even begin to describe but it didn't start out to will here with these these two men, the sons of thunder, the sons of Zebedee and Matthew reports. Mom was with them came to Jesus and that would downright cheeky man. I mean, I walked up to Jesus and they said excuse me Jesus will follow those of you. We watched you we know you.
We believe that your God, and we just want you to know right now that we've got something that we need for you to do for us. Let's see how he Onset Jesus was almost sarcastic. I think the way he Onset. He said so what is it that you want me to do for you. He often they replied let one of us sit at your right hand and the other one. Sit at your left hand when we ruling heaven together. Jesus said you know what you're talking about, you know what you're asking.
Can you drink the cup I drink will be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with you already read cheeky yeah we can arrive. We can do that. Watch what Jesus said. He said really that I know something you don't know. In fact, verse 39 you will drink the cup I drink. By the way, what was the cup is the cup of the suffering. It was the cup of these crucifixion. It was the top of these pain. It was the cup of his day.
It wasn't nice. What did Jesus know that they didn't know they were going to lose their lives, just like Jesus because they served him that I didn't know that he just mailed them right there.
He just proved to them that actually is God I wish I don't really but I wish I could've been day when James and John came to an abrupt end of their lives.
I would've liked to walked up to them right then said remember what Jesus said when you are said cheeky question and you you wanted Jesus you wanted Jesus to do something for you. Jenna Jesus was about to teach them something fantastic. He said you will drink the cup I drink, and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with Dr. sit at my right hand on my left hand.
That's all up to me to gone to you.
These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared so the other 10 the other disciples they became somewhat miffed because nobody likes somebody else to get the front row.
Nobody really, I mean really at the heart once the other person to get all the kudos.
So Jesus called them together and this is what he said. He 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, but not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be the servant of all skews me miniature like to read the lost vision for even as the Son of Man, that's Jesus is God's did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many. To pay a ransom.
The word full. There means to pay a ransom in place of every person who puts their faith and trust in Jesus. Okay, let's try this just can't understand this and I apologize to the Lord Jesus that I go to stand up to tell you this. I really want to preach just flat on my face. Let's break this down a little bit and we what here's what we gonna do. Okay, first of all, the question that they almost question that they also showed two things.
I mean, this is fantastic it showed. First of all their effort to interpret Jesus.
We want you to do this for us.
That is, these people this mother. These boys these men showing the incarnation of every human heart not to do just what Jesus tells us to do but draw the two telephone Jesus what we want him to do. You getting it was. This shows their effort to interpret God to interpret the Bible to interpret what Jesus is the way we wanted, not the way he wants it. So yeah they, and they sin I I'm going to go with Matthew here. They seem all by the way, I just want to clear the South away because I love models my mom is in heaven.
But I love models I can't guarantee these boys off to this, they went up to visit mom. From now on. That's a loss, deacons meeting you ever come with me because you went Army. We got egg on our face so mean mom you don't go north Jesus do?
It now Moxie's of different beaches puts it squarely on them, which I think most probably happens easy to blame all right. But what is it shows it shows a believable label of cheek shows their effort to interpret that tenure.
Another thing they question should what was their desire for status. I then desire for status device. They walk with Jesus. They know that Jesus loves them and that he's king that he's God they get all of that and they won't stand so they going to go and settle this thing out. Can I just interpret Lord we don't wait until we don then we find out that you say lives right now.
We want you to settle this and especially with the other team. Listen, the whole church is watching. Could you just let everybody know I meant to be on the right. My brothers gonna be on the left let them know how important we all while we still alive.
Is that not just like us. And if I may say I'm not trying to give us out here all of us seek status. I remember years ago I'm dating myself no weeds love watching Michael Jordan play some Yamada.
Michael Jordan and Louise, who I remember going to Charlotte or someway to watch him play and I had my boys with me and they would, 14, 15 years of age, something like that. I mean the effort. We went to to get down to where he was going to be. We were trying to get pictures taken. Those that we didn't even have cell phone. I don't think we did and the I'm not sure we ever heard of Sylvia's, but I mean we, I have seen pictures today that we've got mean every time he made a play. It was take a picture to get Michael Jordan because we thought he was great credible play by my opinion there is no basketball player who could quite do it.
Black Michael Jordan. He was just incredible. But the biggest part which was the actual wisp humming guys. We spent the whole game drawstring to get down these little tunnel thing that leads off the court and we knew that he would combine as he leaves, he stops any signs he signs autographs, you naughty dude. My boys with their they were ready to head That Had Everything That Was Hanging over the Age They Gave up Getting Popcorn. They Were Ready They Waited They Think He Came He Signed He Signed. He Saw Many Walk Right around Them and Went Back into the Thing and I Still Look at the Boys Faces like I'm Tenure I Could've Gone out, Then Amputated Michael Jordan's Leftover Nile.
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Kevin Costner. I Happen to Have Had Breakfast with Some Famous People over the Years and Some of It Just by Accident and You Just Want to Be and See What I Love Today's Menu Can Meet Them and You Can Posted in Everybody Sees What I Have a Hey What Were These Guys Thinking Gives Jesus.
They Wanted Status. So Let's Take the Journey Here by August. The Question They Got an Explanation. The Explanation They Received Was to Follow. Number One Jesus Said You Not Jesus. Number Two, He Said, and You Not Godfather That Was These Twofold Explanation. Number One You Not Jesus. You Can Never Take My Place Because You Can Never Get As Low As I Am Going to Go for the Course of the People for Whom I'm Going to Get so Low to Go. Are You Listening You Listening, You Can Be Jesus. Nobody Can Take His Place and You Can Be God Because Only God Can Make the Decisions about Who Is Greatest. Only God Does That. He Alone Is Lord. So What Come along with a Given by August. The Question You Gave Him an Explanation. Many Gave Him a Come on This Is What He Said :-( the More You Need to Have the Right Hot. He Said Look at the People Who Are in Charge of the Gentiles, How They Hold Their Position of Every Body. That's What He Sees There in Verse Two, He Says, Look High Officials around the Subtracting That Goes on Large Ending Charge You Know Somebody like That Said, It's the Propensity of the Human Heart Is to Have Some Kind of Authority and Be Able to Stand up. You Know, I'm Just Going to Tell You This Is the Way It Is My Way or the Highway. Someone Said to Me One Time the Loudest Voices Come from the Cheapest Seats. I Mean This Is a Human Propensity.
Let's Just Be Open and Honest. You Go to Have the Right Heart, but Then He Says Secondly This Come on That I'm Giving to You Have To Have the Right Motive in Verse 43 and Really Look at the Cc. Not so with You Instead Ever Wants to Become. You've Got to Have the Right Motive Serving Others in the Name of Jesus Scott Come from the Heart. You Go to Want to Do That I Don't Always Want to Write Your Always Want Us God to Give Me the Right Motive, but Then He Sees You Go to Have the Right Position You Go to Have the Right Position, You Would Have the Right Heart. You Have the Right Motive You but I Have the Right Position and What Is That Position to Be Servant of All.
Which Means the Adopted Attitude As Far As Jesus Is Concerned Is That Everybody Else Is above You, You Have the Right Position. So This Is Way He Brings in Himself the Example That They Witnessed and Then Lost Verse.
They Guys Is Powerful Want You to Take This Away with You Today 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. What What Was He Saying Here. Two Things Jesus Was Telling Them Related to His Own Example.
First of All, He Was Reminding Him That He Relinquished His Seat. This Is Jesus. He Gave up His Seat so yet Because the Bible Right the Bible Tells Us That Jesus and I'm Sending Them Jesus Was Seated at the Right Hand of the Father. Now Where Is Jesus Now He Is Seated at the Right Hand of the Father Heaven Heaven Is up There in Heaven Has a Throne in It, and God Is Seated on a Throne and Annie's Right Hand Is Jesus Is Very Spiritual Here Because God the Father, God the Son of God the Holy Spirit All Three in One. They Are the Same Person with Separate Function That All Work Together. So This Is Jesus. So When Jesus Left Heaven, What Did He Do People He Relinquished His Seat. He Gave up His Seat and He Came down to Heaven. So Yes, Jesus. This Is the Throne in Heaven. Jesus Is God When It Came Time for Jesus to Do What He Did in Order That All of Us Can Be Reconciled to God. Because Jesus Knew That All of Mankind Had No Way of Getting with God Again Never Be Reconciled to God Because Suddenly Had Come between Us. God so Loved the World That He Gave His Son to Listing the Dr. Don Wilton Our Teacher Here on The Encouraging Word. Don't Go Away Will Be Back in Just a Moment with the Rest of Today's Message. If You Haven't into Our Website TBW Online.org You're Missing Some Wonderful Resources Right Now. The One on Hope Is Such a Powerful Resource Again. You Can Find the Details on How You Can Get Your email@example.com and while you're there, sign up for the daily devotion from Dr. Wilton again. It's a tewonline.org.org. Now back to the heart of service.
Today's message from Dr. Don Wilton Jesus in full obedience to God the father areas at the throne of God in heaven came down from heaven gave up receipt came all the way down all the way down in was born in Bethlehem amongst all those animals amongst people he loved us so much. This is God who seated on an incredible throne is high and lifted up, he's magnificent. He rules everything he gave up receipt.
So what is Jesus telling us if you want to do what I'm telling you to do. You need to give up your seat. I can't define your seat we will have different seats positions.
He said the greatest servant is the servant of all.
I'm just wanted tell you something folks. Some you may be visiting today because I have people off me this a lot. What is it about this church. You know where church we will or unusual today. What will the church that reaches old people with not just about young people were just that all people all people we nuts about black people or white people that all people will not will not interested in where the people are rich people or poor people were about all people as not just a state just look around you. I have people asking me in many places around America. How can you have thousands of people in a church and for there to never be an argument you might not know this sounds like bragging on the tell you how this happens you know they nearly 30 years in this church. I can hardly remember any time at which there was a major due day in this church people fighting with each other, storming out I'm nothing to play with you anymore. I'm going to tell you if you don't do this, then I'm going to do that. I want this and I don't want that thought in God's house. What's the key you know nobody in this church is important. Do you think that we don't all have opinions. You kidding me how many of you like your hamburger up that way why Lachman up that way. How many of you like to wear a time church what I wear a time. How many of you would want to come to church without shoes without how many of you don't know how to capture should so doesn't matter if I preach with shoes without you. What's more spiritual locks only.
You may be saying I'm just illustrating a point you guys because what Jesus is works. It does work work for you, per Dr. Wilton preach now as he steps in the studio here and share from his heart. Are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Why don't you pray this prayer with me right now. Dear God, I know that on the center and I know that Jesus died for me, the cross today, I repent of my sin and by faith I receive you into my heart. In Jesus name, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God.
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