Weekly Devotion: Servant and Slave

CFL Winter

The Narrative of Jesus’ Life

The below teaching occurs after two disciples, James and John, asked for special places of honor among Jesus’ followers.

Excerpt from the Gospel

Mark 10:41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. 42 And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Sharing your Faith

  • What words does Jesus use to describe his followers?
  • How did Jesus model this teaching?
  • Share about an experience where someone was gracious or humble towards you.

Pray for One Another

Each person is invited to share a prayer request. Another participant will volunteer to offer the petition. Once everyone has chosen a prayer request, take turns offering the prayers aloud.

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This devotion is for the 5th Sunday in Lent, following the LCMS three-year lectionary. You can download a free copy of all the 2017-2018 Conversations about Faith & Life devotions on the Resources page.


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