For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Luke 19:10
Who are the lost? Can you name someone who is lost?
If an atheist accused you of being judgmental by calling someone “lost,” how would you explain what being “lost” means?
Most people know that “Son of Man” is another name for Jesus. How would you explain that name for Jesus to a secular thinker?
Do you feel defensive about being a Christian? Does it upset you that people go to court to remove crosses from public view? What does this verse say about your attitude toward people who make fun of Christianity? What does this verse say about a Christian attitude toward people who assault Christianity in the courts?
For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.Mark 10:45
In books that teach career advancement, one of the common mantras is, “It’s not what you know; it’s who.” The disciples clearly thought they knew the right person to advance them to special celebrity status. (See Mark 10:35-40) What was wrong with this idea?
Do you want career advancement? What good thing would happen if you were promoted? What bad thing might accompany career advancement? What if you didn’t care either way?
Did you ever consider that you are 100% responsible for the success of your employer? What would you need to differently if this is true? Do you know what your employer thinks it means for him/her to be successful? Do you think Jesus cares if your employer is successful? If you are successful?
If you decided that your call is to be a servant, whom would you serve?