Sermon Sunday October 13, 2013

Jesus says “Welcome little children in my name.” When I was 11 a guy in my church took me to work. Mr. Skene. He was a train engineer. I had to get up super early, it was still dark.  I remember it well.  I sat the whole day with him in  the locomotive, enthralled with all that power, the sights flying by and the loud air horn at road crossings. I have some vague memory of him talking to me meaningfully about Jesus. I have no idea why he offered to take me, I don’t think I asked or even knew what he did for a living. It was kindness shown to me, a little kid. I felt ‘welcomed’.

Bulletin October 13, 2013

train engineer

Sermon, October 13, 2013 – Andrew Allison Mark 9

Study Questions – Mark 9:33-37

  1. Tell the group about a great memory you have as a child.
  2. Describe a time when you’ve been in a group that was trying to establish “Who is the greatest.”  What was the end result for that group?
  3. Jesus lays out a new definition of ‘greatness’. Be last and be the servant of all. What would that look like in your life?
  4. “Being last and the servant of all”, on what grounds could Jesus make that demand of your life?
  5. Jesus uses a child to drive home the point. “Welcome one of these little ones and you welcome Me.” Why a child and what does ‘welcoming a little one’ look like in your life right now?