A Daily Dose of Good News
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Pastor Steve’s devotional is available online at https://youtu.be/WqUmLX0nbqE
A printer-friendly version of this devotion is available at DDGN 20210916
You may dialog with Pastor Steve on this devotion at firstname.lastname@example.org
They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him.
Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, & whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me. (Mark 9:30-37)
GREATEST and BEST in God’s Eyes
You’ll notice if you watch the video for today
We have a new idea for the Thursday/Friday episode
The Daily Dose of Good News.
Using the SPARK story Bible
That serves as the primary resource for our Sunday school ministry,
We’re going to offer a foretaste ~ an appetizer
Of our weekend activities in worship and Sunday school
Around the same focus Bible Passage.
It will give a sense as to what’s to come
and help stay connected on those weekends
when a family might not be around.
We hope you find it helpful.
As for this week’s focus Bible passage above
Clearly God understands differently than the rest of us
What it means to be the greatest … the best.
In God’s eyes, the GREATEST is the servant of others.
The BEST is the one who thinks of others first.
So next time I ask someone how they are doing,
And they respond, “I’m doing great!”
I might be inclined to ask in the response:
“That’s wonderful. Tell me more who are serving right now.”
When I think of being the best,
It’s not so much was is the best for me,
But what is best for those around me.
So have a GREAT day. One of the BEST that you can.
And find yourself blessed in the process
As you are serving and looking out for the well-being of others
According to the way God sees the world.