The Best Laid PlansMarch 14, 2021
The Best Laid Plans
Acts 1:3–8 After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” 6 So when they met together, they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Luke 9:46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.
Luke 22:24 Also a dispute arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest.
Matthew 20:21 “What is it you want?” he asked. She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”
Mark 13:4 “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?”
Acts 1:7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.
- IS BETTER THAN RULING
Mark 10:43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant…
- IS BETTER THAN
Mark 9:35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.”
- IS BETTER THAN .
Matthew 18:4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 17:7–10 (NIV84) 7 “Suppose one of you had a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Would he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? 8 Would he not rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’? 9 Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? 10 So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’ ”
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”