Leadership by Example
What do you want from Christ?
- It’s a dangerous question because of who God is and who we are.
- Jesus doesn’t knock their ambition but the source of it.
- Requests need to be shaped by what God desires.
What do you expect from Christ?
Expect to Submit
- Our value of autonomy is offended.
- Being ransomed means we belong to the One who bought us.
Expect to Suffer
- Our value of security is offended.
- Suffering comes from the broken world, sinful tendencies, and satanic opposition.
Expect to Serve
- Our value of authority is offended.
- Authority from my identity is exercised in service to others, not service to myself.
- Kingdom ambition leads us downward.
- Jesus set out a different path – greatness through servanthood.