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Culture Shock

Sunday April 6, 2008                    Mark 9:33-37; 10:35-45

Culture Shock

Dear Ellie – 2 Shocked Husbands

Experience of Culture Shock

·         New Experience or Setting

·         Sudden or Dawning Realization You are Out of Step

·         Shock, Embarrassment, Confusion

Jesus’ Disciples – Experience of Culture Shock

Two Stories                                   Mark 9:33-37; 10:35-45

Jesus’ Teaching – Re-Training for Kingdom

·         Participation

·         Anticipation

·         Partner

Spiritual Ambition

·         Men and Women – Competition

·         OK to Want to be Great – Just Define it Right!

Spiritual Ambition                                   Rom 12:10 (ESV)

Outdo One Another ...

What if Everyone did This? – Home, School, Work , Church

It’s Just True

There are Arbitrary Cultural Habits – Folks Do Things Differently

Other Times ... Once You See It – It’s Just True

·         Men and Women

·         True Greatness

We Recognize True Greatness

·         Mother Theresa

·         Henri Nouwen

·         Thousands of Lesser Known

·         The Cross and Jesus’ Greatness

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