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High on HubrisMark 1035 Then James and John, thesons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,”they said, “we want you to do for uswhatever we ask.”36 “What do you want me to do for you?”he asked.37 They replied, “Let one of us sit at yourright and the other at your left in yourglory.”T h e S o n s o f T h u n d e r
Mark 1038 “You donʼt know what youare asking,” Jesus said. “Can youdrink the cup I drink or be baptizedwith the baptism I am baptized with?”39 “We can,” they answered.Jesus said to them, “You will drinkthe cup I drink and be baptized withthe baptism I am baptized with,40 but to sit at my right or left is notfor me to grant. These places belongto those for whom they have beenprepared.”
Mark 1041 When the ten heard aboutthis, they became indignant with Jamesand John. 42 Jesus called them togetherand said, “You know that those who areregarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord itover them, and their high ofﬁcialsexercise authority over them. 43 Not sowith you. Instead, whoever wants tobecome great among you must beyour servant, 44 and whoever wants tobe ﬁrst must be slave of all. 45 Foreven the Son of Man did not come tobe served, but to serve, and to give hislife as a ransom for many.”
1John410 This is love: not that weloved God, but that he loved us andsent his Son as an atoning sacriﬁcefor our sins. 11 Dear friends, sinceGod so loved us, we also ought tolove one another.
Mark 1046 Then they came toJericho. As Jesus and his disciples,together with a large crowd, wereleaving the city, a blind man,Bartimaeus (which means “son ofTimaeus”), was sitting by theroadside begging. 47 When he heardthat it was Jesus of Nazareth, hebegan to shout, “Jesus, Son of David,have mercy on me!”48 Many rebuked him and told him tobe quiet, but he shouted all the more,“Son of David, have mercy on me!”A Very Different Request
Mark 1049 Jesus stopped and said, “Callhim.”So they called to the blind man, “Cheerup! On your feet! Heʼs calling you.”50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumpedto his feet and came to Jesus.51 “What do you want me to do for you?”Jesus asked him.The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want tosee.”52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith hashealed you.” Immediately he received hissight and followed Jesus along the road.