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  • 1. The Gospel of John:
  • 2. Upside-Down Greatness
  • 3. Luke 22:24-27
    (24) And there arose a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest.
  • 4. Luke 22:24-27
    (25) And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called ‘Benefactors.’
  • 5. Luke 22:24-27
    (26) But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant.
  • 6. Luke 22:24-27
    (27) For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.
  • 7. John 13
    (3) Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God,
  • 8. John 13
    (4) got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself.
  • 9. John 13
    (5) Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
  • 10. Jesus assumed the role of a servant.
  • 11. We miss how shocking this was to them.
  • 12. John 13:14-16
    (14) If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
  • 13. John 13:14-16
    (15) For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.
  • 14. John 13:14-16
    (16) Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him.
  • 15. Humbling Ourselves Like Jesus
    The World’s View: Greatness is being served.
  • 16. Matthew 23:11-12
    (11) But the greatest among you shall be your servant. (12) Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.
  • 17. Humbling Ourselves Like Jesus
    Jesus turns greatnessupside-down!
  • 18. John 13
    (17) If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.
  • 19. Turning Ourselves Upside-Down
    I must learn to desire the right praise.
  • 20. Turning Ourselves Upside-Down
    I must put others ahead of myself.
  • 21. Believing means serving!