October 18, 10:15 a.m.
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward and said to Jesus, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” He said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” They said, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” But he said to them, “You do not know what you are asking.”
from Mark 10:35-45
This is a pretty gutsy move on the part of James and John, right? This is like if you marched up to the CEO of your company and said, “Hey, my brother and I want to be your Vice Presidents. Forever.” James and John don’t just want to be run-of-the-mill disciples. They want to be special, set apart, with an ownership stake in the Jesus revolution. They want to make sure they get a big slice of the pie when Jesus is finally in charge. And to all of this, Jesus says, “Sorry, but that’s not how it works . . .” Join us on Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches power, love, and standing at the back of the line.