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Jesus Changes Everything: Jesus is Our Greatness

Jesus Changes Everything: Jesus is Our Greatness

The call to greatness, to great influence, to great achievements, and to having a great story is a strong draw. For some we attempt to scale to it's heights, for others, the size of the call withers us. In this message, we look at Matthew 20:20-28 where Salome, the mother of James & John, asks Jesus to let her sons sit at the right and left hand of Jesus throne. In doing so, they are seeking authority, power, position and greatness. The comforting thing to our souls is that through the cross, Jesus is Our Greatness. He scaled to great heights of obedience to the Father in His sacrifice on the cross, taking on the punishment due us. He drinks the cup we cannot drink. Because He is great, we can let him have the throne, and we can lay down our needs to control everything around. Because He is our greatness, we can trust His leadership. At the same time, we are called to greatness in God's conforming us to the image of Jesus through the Holy Spirit, and Jesus Himself says that we will do