Unlimited: What the Disciples Argued About

Jan 20, 2021 638

They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest (Mark 9:33–34, NIV).

Mark went through a whole list of failures by the disciples. They didn’t understand the transfiguration. They failed to heal a deaf and mute boy, bringing discredit to Jesus. And they failed to understand what Jesus was teaching them, even when he took them apart to be alone with them.

What was the reason for their failure?

All along the road, the disciples argued about who was the greatest among them.

No wonder they weren’t able to cast the evil spirit out of the boy after the transfiguration. No wonder that they weren’t prepared to listen to what Jesus said about the Cross. Because the way of the Cross was the way of humble self-denial for the sake of others. It wasn’t what they wanted for themselves.

No wonder they had no spiritual power.

Here Jesus confronted this issue head-on, and that’s why he asked them the question, “What were you arguing about on the road?”

This issue of “who is the greatest?” has been the greatest curse of the church for more than two thousand years.

It causes the church to lose sight of Jesus and him crucified, and it causes the church to not understand the heart of his teachings. It’s the often the reason for the lack of power in the church today.

– Eliezer Gonzalez

Eli’s Reflection: This is a serious problem, friend. Think about your own relationships? Are you involved in a struggle to be the greatest; a struggle for power, right now? Are you willing to repent and become a servant?

Help Spread the Good News

Olivia

Jan 22, 2021

Lord you teach us to not to Judge one another and lord in your house you say to us to love one another you teach everyone of us though your blood to less not divide but to come under one temple the temple that teaches us with the Lord words love and respect each other as he has loved us I have learned though God grace to not to argue with anyone but to pray for everyone in his mighty name Amen glory to us all high or low we all are cover in the blood of Jesus I say again in the Lord name Amen.


Timothy Odunaiya

Jan 21, 2021

I Thank You Jesus For The Teaching.


Okwaput Allan David

Jan 20, 2021

This is a true and common problem with almost every ministry in my locality here in Uganda, how then can we deal with this evil so the church can work together without some one claiming to be more anointed than the other?


Tetteh James

Jan 20, 2021

How should I proceed on my own power without argueing with someone else


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