Matthew 10:24-25 “a student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master.”

We assume if the bar is really high, we can sneak underneath. We don’t have to be the highest, because we will never be above Jesus. Just as long as I can creep underneath, I’m okay.

But then, toward the end of his ministry, Jesus does the unthinkable. The master lowers the bar. He’s no longer a reigning master. We can be great and stand up with pride and still follow Jesus, that is, until Jesus takes on the role of the servant. So now, if we try to stand up taller than Jesus, we are making ourselves greater than the master. The only way to make Jesus our master is to take on the same posture as him. That of the lowest. A servant.
  
Easter Sunday, resurrection Sunday, is the conclusion and climax of the story- Jesus shows us that it wasn’t weakness that led him to the cross, but his great power. Do we trust him? Will we follow in his footsteps? Will we proclaim through our surrender that the cross is the symbol we need in our lives? That another donkey or elephant fighting for an Oval Office is powerless compared to the slaughtered lamb and his lower than low kind of life?
 

Apr 16, 2017
Easter 2017
Series: Easter 2017
Mark 16:1-8    Matthew 10:24
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  • Apr 16, 2017Easter 2017
    Apr 16, 2017
    Easter 2017
    Series: Easter 2017
    Mark 16:1-8    Matthew 10:24