Did He Really Mean "The Greatest"?
I'm really just in the beginning stages of the sermon. I would like to be look at the following three questions:
- Why even ask the question?
- What did Jesus' answer mean for the people then?
- What does Jesus' answer mean for us today?
I'd like to be able to pull out the themes of man's tendency to worship the way God works instead of God himself and man's tendency to create the complex out of the simple. Both of these are from books that really hit me hard this summer, The End of Religion by Bruxy Cavey and Simple Church by Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger.
I'm really looking forward to getting into this. It should be a lot of fun to put together and go over this topic. I'm always amazed at how when I have a topic to preach on it seems like it's a message just for me to remember and work on in my own life.