By Ed Traverse, August 14, 2022

There is only one !

Luke 22:14-20 – 14  And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him.  15  And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.  16  For I tell you I will not eat it [a]  until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”  17  And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves.  18  For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”  19  And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”  20  And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. [b]

Phil 2:5-11 – 5  Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, [a] 6  who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, [b]   7  but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, [c]  being born in the likeness of men.  8  And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  9  Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,  10  so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,  11  and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

There is something in us that wants to be

Luke 22:24 – A dispute also arose among them, which of them was to be regarded as the greatest

True greatness is

Luke 22:25-27 – 25  And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors.  26  But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.  27  For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.