Mark 9:30-37 NASB
30 From there they went out and began to go through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know about it. 31 For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, He will rise three days later.” 32 But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.
33 They came to Capernaum; and when He was in the house, He began to question them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest.35 Sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Taking a child, He set him before them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me.”
- Priority 9:30
- Pain 9:31
- Perseverance and Patience 9:32-34
- Poverty of Spirit 9:35-37
- Jesus is now leading His disciples to Jerusalem. What aspect of Jesus’ leadership sticks out most to you? Where have you been called to lead? What is the best part of leading for you? What is the toughest part?
- What was Jesus’ priority as He was heading to the cross (v30)? Why did He spend so much time with the twelve in community when there were so many others that needed help?
- Why will leadership always be costly and carry pain with it? In what ways are we tempted to make leadership self -serving (v31)?
- Why will leadership always require patience and perseverance? Where are you being stretched in these areas?
- In what ways have you experienced leadership to be times of growth?
- How has Jesus revealed Himself to you as you lead others?