15.6.09

Mark 10.35-45 "3 Perspectives" (Pt. 2)

KEY VERSE: "For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10.45 ESV)

Perspective of Selfishness (The Two Disciples) FOOLISH

The Inappropriate Request (v.35-37)
• James and John (spurred on by their mother- Mt. 20.20-28) disregard the gravity of Jesus’ previous subject seeking their own honor
• James and John had the audacity to say, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”
• They wanted to sit in places of honor and glory after they heard Jesus say He was about to be delivered to die

The Illuminating Response (v.38-40)
• Jesus introduces James and John into some harsh reality
• He questions if they can stand up to what He will face
• Then He confirms that they will endure His “baptism”
• He still defers to the Father and His Father’s preparation

The Indignant Reaction (v.41-44)
• The disciples became angry and Jesus began to teach
• He described the great as those who would serve
• Leadership is not a power trip, but a place of service when done right

The Ideal Ransom (v.45)
• He described Himself as a Servant
• The Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53 who would have the sins of many laid upon Him
• Jesus came to die as a “ransom for many”

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