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Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 277

  1. “No servant is greater than his master” (John 15:20).

For those who want to be kings, the call to servanthood is hardly attractive. That was the initial problem plaguing Jesus’ disciples. They wanted to rule, to be first, to gain everything the rest of us are prone to chasing too. The Crucifixion and its surrounding sufferings would reveal a very different destiny, both for their Master and for those who were following Him. Rejection and sacrifice marked the path before Him, and therefore, them. It’s typically not a road we’re prepared for. We want God in our lives to do God-like things for us and through us. With Him on our side, we expect to win every day, not just on some distant day. We want to be on top and most of us chose to follow God when we figured Him to be the best Helper to get us there. But then, we encounter the Cross…

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