MARK 9:30-41 – LESSONS FROM THE MASTER
ABOUT THE FUTURE – Vss. 30-32
Jesus was teaching his disciples about his future death, burial and resurrection.
ABOUT BEING FIRST – Vss. 33-37
The disciples struggled for superiority among themselves. Jesus taught that the greatest is the one who is servant of all. A humble servant of Christ will receive those who are children and child- like.
ABOUT FORBEARANCE – Vss. 38-41
Somebody who was not part of Jesus’ group was casting out demons. The disciples tried to stop him. Jesus told the disciples not to forbid such activity. What is done in the name of Jesus will receive reward. We are reminded that there will be those who don’t agree with us receiving rewards in Heaven. We need to have attitude of Psalm 119:63.