The way the world and the Bible define greatness could not be more different! The world describes greatness as strength, power, influence, and wealth. In the Bible, greatness is smallness. Greatness pursues reconciliation and forgiveness. Greatness welcomes even the least valuable in the world’s eyes. Greatness serves. It becomes obvious that the Bible’s story of greatness points us toward the only One who has fulfilled all of these criteria and is truly great—Jesus. And yet there’s also an invitation here too. Is it possible that in following Jesus’ example we can become truly great by taking on the nature of a servant and laying down our lives for others?
The way the world and the Bible define greatness couldn’t be more different! The world sees greatness as strength, power, and wealth. But Jesus says, “He who is least among you shall be the greatest.” In this chapter, you’ll be challenged to modify your ideas about what makes a person great.
It’s popular today to debate who is the G.O.A.T. —greatest of all time. And the disciples argued over this same thing! In this chapter, you’ll open the Bible to see that everything points to the only One who is truly great—Jesus. Find out how Jesus measures greatness!
When you were a kid, you probably dreamed of becoming the President or a Hall of Fame basketball player or a rock star. But did you ever dream about becoming a servant? Probably not! In this chapter, you’ll discover the Bible’s surprising answer to the question, “Who is the greatest?”
Jesus told His disciples they needed to become like children to be great in the kingdom of heaven. But what does that really look like? In this chapter, you’ll see that greatness starts small and serves others.
Jesus didn’t choose the strongest and most powerful. Instead, He commanded His disciples to welcome the little children in His name. In this chapter, you’ll learn from Jesus’ example of taking on the nature of a servant and laying down your life for others.