In this message, Pastor Paul talks about who is the greatest in the kingdom of God.
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46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. Luke 9:46
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: Isaiah 2:12
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21
If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Galatians 6:3
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48 Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For he who is least among you all—he is the greatest.”
49 “Master,” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.” 50 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”
51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem. 54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy thema?” 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them, 56 and they went to another village. Luke 9:48-55
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12.
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:16-17
Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28
We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Romans 15:1
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives. Proverbs 11:30
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49 “Master,” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.” 50 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.” Luke 9:49-50
But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Philippians 1:18
54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy thema?” 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them, 56 and they went to another village. Luke 9:54-55
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Luke 19:10