When Our OWN Words Fail (John 6:51-69)

When Our OWN Words Fail (John 6:51-69)

Words fail us when we see the ugliness of the human condition, as it truly is. There is no excusing or somehow rising above the sin of the world in which we all share. But God's Word ultimately turns our attention away from exclusive focus on human failure to the only perfect sacrifice that will ever be made: the sacrifice of the Son of God, who died for us.

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When Nobody Notices (Mark 10:35-45)

When Nobody Notices (Mark 10:35-45)

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once called the need to be appreciated, the need to be served, the need to be big and important "the drum major instinct." While there is nothing wrong with having ambition or wanting to be leave one's mark behind in the world, in our text for this Sunday Jesus famously invites his disciples to aspire to something better than being noticed as the leaders of the pack. "Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all" (10:44).

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