“True Greatness”
~ Luke 9:46-50 ~
God Gives Us His Words of Eternal Life
Luke 9:46-48
Found on page 867 in our guest Bibles.
Today’s Scripture:
Mac Davis:
“O Lord, It’s Hard
To Be Humble”
Do we think of
ourselves
more highly
than we ought
?
“True Greatness”
~ Luke 9:46-50 ~
An argument arose among them as
Luke 9:46
to which of them was the greatest.
[He asked them, “What were you
discussing on ...
“This is the one to
whom I will look: he
who is humble and
contrite in spirit and
trembles at my word.”
~ Isaiah 66:2
“For the Lord takes
pleasure in his
people; he adorns
the humble with
salvation.”
~ Psalm 149:6
“When pride comes,
then comes
disgrace, but with
the humble is
wisdom.” ~ Proverbs 11:2
image: Chiceaux Lynch
At every stage of our
Christian development
and in every sphere of
our Christian disciple-
ship, PRIDE is our
greatest ene...
But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of
Luke 9:47-48
of their hearts, took a child and put
him by his side and said to them,
“...
…me. For he who is least among you
Luke 9:47-48
all is the one who is great. [If anyone
would be first, he must be last of ...
image: Dietmar Temps
“Truly, I say to you,
as you did it to one
of the least of these
my brothers, you
did it to me.”~ Jesus of Nazareth
in Mat...
To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest,
to all who mourn and long for comfort,
to all who struggle and desire vict...
John answered, “Master, we saw
Luke 9:49-50
someone casting out demons in
your name, and we tried to stop
him, because he ...
Max Lucado
A Distant Thunder
Why does Luke record this
account in his historical 

biography of Jesus?
Important Question
True greatness
according to Jesus
is a willingness to humble
oneself by serving others
Summary
Hunt down pride in your heart1
image:Andreas Overland
The real issue
here is not IF
pride exists in
your heart; it’s
WHERE pride
exists and HOW
pride is being
expressed in
your...
2 Consider others as more
VALUABLE than yourself
Do nothing out of
rivalry or conceit, but
in humility count
others as more
significant than
yourselves. ~ The Apostle Paul
...
~ CS Lewis“ “Humility is not
thinking less of yourself,
but thinking of yourself less.”
Remember
the
Cross
3
Ian Britton
Have THIS MIND among yourselves,
which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though
he was in the form of God, did not count
equa...
…taking the form of a SERVANT, being
born in the likeness of men. And being
found in human form, he HUMBLED
himself by bec...
Ian Britton
Andreas Overland: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreasoverland/14430115156
Chiceaux Lynch: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chic...
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True greatness according to Jesus is a willingness to humble oneself by serving others.

This message was given on June 29, 2014 at New City Church in Calgary by Pastor John Ferguson. For more info visit: www.newcitychurch.ca

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Sermon Slide Deck: "True Greatness" (Luke 9:46-50)

  1. 1. “True Greatness” ~ Luke 9:46-50 ~
  2. 2. God Gives Us His Words of Eternal Life Luke 9:46-48 Found on page 867 in our guest Bibles. Today’s Scripture:
  3. 3. Mac Davis: “O Lord, It’s Hard To Be Humble”
  4. 4. Do we think of ourselves more highly than we ought ?
  5. 5. “True Greatness” ~ Luke 9:46-50 ~
  6. 6. An argument arose among them as Luke 9:46 to which of them was the greatest. [He asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they kept silent, for on the way they argued with one another about who was the greatest. - Mark 9:33-34]
  7. 7. “This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.” ~ Isaiah 66:2
  8. 8. “For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.” ~ Psalm 149:6
  9. 9. “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.” ~ Proverbs 11:2
  10. 10. image: Chiceaux Lynch
  11. 11. At every stage of our Christian development and in every sphere of our Christian disciple- ship, PRIDE is our greatest enemy and HUMILITY is our greatest friend. ~ John Stott Anglican Minister
  12. 12. But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of Luke 9:47-48 of their hearts, took a child and put him by his side and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent
  13. 13. …me. For he who is least among you Luke 9:47-48 all is the one who is great. [If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant to all. - Mark 9:35]
  14. 14. image: Dietmar Temps
  15. 15. “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”~ Jesus of Nazareth in Matthew 25
  16. 16. To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest, to all who mourn and long for comfort, to all who struggle and desire victory, to all who sin and need a Saviour, ! to all who are strangers and want fellowship, to all who are broken and long for healing, to all who hunger and thirst for righteousness, and to whosoever would come, ! New City Church opens wide her doors and offers welcome in the Name of Jesus Christ.
  17. 17. John answered, “Master, we saw Luke 9:49-50 someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow us. But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.”
  18. 18. Max Lucado A Distant Thunder
  19. 19. Why does Luke record this account in his historical biography of Jesus? Important Question
  20. 20. True greatness according to Jesus is a willingness to humble oneself by serving others Summary
  21. 21. Hunt down pride in your heart1 image:Andreas Overland
  22. 22. The real issue here is not IF pride exists in your heart; it’s WHERE pride exists and HOW pride is being expressed in your life.
  23. 23. 2 Consider others as more VALUABLE than yourself
  24. 24. Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others as more significant than yourselves. ~ The Apostle Paul Philippians 2:3
  25. 25. ~ CS Lewis“ “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”
  26. 26. Remember the Cross 3 Ian Britton
  27. 27. Have THIS MIND among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but MADE HIMSELF NOTHING… ~ Philippians 2
  28. 28. …taking the form of a SERVANT, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he HUMBLED himself by become obedient to the point of death, even DEATH on a CROSS. ~ Philippians 2
  29. 29. Ian Britton
  30. 30. Andreas Overland: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreasoverland/14430115156 Chiceaux Lynch: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chiceaux/7981947 Ian Britton: http://www.flickr.com/photos/freefoto/1239685175 flickr images courtesy of: other: ThinkStock: 466242575 Dietmar Temps: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deepblue66/4277164694

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