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June 10, 2013
The Cost of Greatness
Luke 22


Pride is a powerful force, perhaps more destructive than any other. The desire to elevate ourselves above others can drive us to do crazy things like fight with our best friend or cheat at work. We all want glory, credit, and attention from others. As followers of Christ, we can win the battle against pride.

In Luke 22:24, Jesus' disciples argue about which of them is the greatest. Jesus had just served the Last Supper where He told them He would suffer and die. Instead of being upset at their misunderstanding, Jesus calmly taught His disciples the ways of the Kingdom, which contrast sharply with the ways of the world. He said that great people in His Kingdom are those who serve others and consider themselves the least entitled. They don't lord their authority over others or want a prestigious title to draw attention to themselves.

Jesus, who humbled Himself to become a man and die for us, said to them, "I am among you as the one who serves." Jesus is The One Who Serves! We must ask Jesus to reveal to us where pride has crept into our thoughts and actions. We must confess our pride, and ask Jesus to make us clean. We need to ask Him daily to help us walk in humility.

Jesus has all power over pride and He will change us into servants who do great things in His Kingdom.

Used by permission from NewSpring Church

Upcoming Series
  Think you're strong? Even our best intentions can falter when we face temptation and distraction. Join us for Samson as we learn how to stand strong against forces of darkness that want to take us out. This series starts on Father's Day.
Last Sunday:
  Yesterday we finished our series of True(ish) by looking into As Long As You Don't Hurt Anyone. With relativism and subjectivism so rampant in today's society, it has leaked into Christianity. Many Christians thumb their nose at God living the way they want instead of how God wants them to live according to His Word. But we think, "As long as I don't hurt anyone, it must be ok." That way of thinking is justifying the sin to ease our conscience. God wants us to realize our need of Him in our lives, repent of our sins and call out to Him for forgiveness.
  Unfortunatly due to some technical difficulties, Sunday's Message is not available to listen to. Normally, Sunday's message would be available for streaming or for download on our website, just under the calendar, or by visiting us on iTunes.
Next Sunday:
  Next week we will be starting a new series looking into the life of Samson. As we celebrate Father's Day we will look into the message "When Strong Men Are Week". We hope to see you there!
Upcoming Events:

June 23-27 - Vacation Bible School from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. See Stephanie for details.

June 30 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering

July 7 - Carry-in Dinner following AM Service

July 19 - Family Game Night. A time for families to enjoy some time together with our church family. There will be a cookout and various outdoor games.

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