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Who is the Greatest

  • For there is no distinction, for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3:22-24 WEB.

    It's easy for us, who are used to having positions, titles, and seniority in the workplace, to carry those ideas into the church. After we've been around the church for a while, we can feel we have earned our position, and our salvation. We may even think that God is lucky to have someone as dedicated as us. We can become like the pharisee that stood on the street corner and thanked God that he was not like other men (Luke 18:11).

    The disciples of Jesus often argued over who was the greatest among them, and at times, we still do today. In Matthew 18:1, the disciples asked Jesus who was the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. In Mark 9:34, the disciples were arguing over who was the greatest among themselves. In Mark 10:37, James and John asked Jesus to be seated on His right hand and on His left. The rest of the disciples became angry about their idea. In John 13:3, Jesus rose and washed the disciple's feet because all of them were far too important to perform a servant's task. "Who is the greatest" was never far from their mind.

    Yet, like they were, we are all in the same boat here on Earth. A boat named grace. We are brothers, sisters, and peers. Jesus said that the least among us would be the greatest (Luke 9:48). Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 8:1 that knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone thinks that he knows anything, then he doesn't yet know as he ought to know.

    We are floating in a sea of sin, and if it were not for God's mercy, we would not even be on His boat. We would all drown in our sins, just as the ones who missed the ark in Noah's day. Our own righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6), and our accomplishments as dung (Philippians 3:8). We are saved simply through the grace of God. It's a free gift that can never be earned, and it comes by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8).

    Be thankful today that God has given us the free gift of His grace. It costs nothing to be forgiven for everything you have ever done wrong. Yet, just like a true gift: We did not earn it. It is something given to us freely because the Giver is good, and He wanted to.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for the gift of salvation. Please forgive me for my foolish pride and keep me balanced in my life. You are awesome and so good to me, and I am truly grateful for all You do. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, group leader, Dianna Wyles: Galatians 3:28 "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." ~ 'United as One' will be our next fun-tastic theme choice to challenge your creative flow so have fun with it and post anything else that inspires you as well. I feel so very blessed to be a part of this worldwide family of believers and am curious to see your take on our theme this week. No pressure, just have fun united as one! Enjoy your week, everyone, God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I thank You for the gift of salvation. Please forgive me for my foolish pride and keep me balanced in my life. You are awesome and so good to me, and I am truly grateful for all You do. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
Jan 17
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Jan 17
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jan 17
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Jan 17
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jan 17
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

Jan 17
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you God for your forgiveness Amen 

Jan 17
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father, Thank you for the gift of life. Thank YOU. AMEN

Jan 17
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thank You Lord for another timely message through your servant pastor Dion. 

Jan 17
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

Jan 17
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Thank you for your forgiveness! AMEN!

 

Jan 17
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you Lord for loving us. ????????

Jan 17
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Thank You Father For Everything Good Morning Everyone 

Jan 17
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David Krull
David Krull

That you Jesus for all You do. Thank you for Your grace and mercy. I don't deserve it. Thank you for forgiving my sins. Thank you for being scourged just for my healings. I stand on Your word by Your stripes I am healed. I rise up this day and say thank you for the cross and I will praise the Name of Jesus all day. 

Jan 17
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Lord,  Amen and Amen 

Jan 17
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Amen!! Amen!!

Jan 17
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

You are the greatest, Father! Thank You for all You do! Amen.

Jan 17
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Pride. The real root of all sin. Remove it from me, Lord Jesus.

Jan 17
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for your free gift of salvation 

Jan 17
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Jan 17
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter

Lord help me to be humble and full of grace. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice that you made for me. God bless us all.

Jan 17
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and amen, thank you Lord for the greatest gift of all, my Salvation!!! (h5)

Jan 18
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Jan 18