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Selfish Church Members

Never really noticed the start to this passage:

Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. "Teacher," they said, "we want you to do for us whatever we ask." (Mark 10:35 NIV)

Seems that there were selfish church members from the beginning. It seems that a basic part of discipleship is shifting from asking "what can you do for me?" to asking "what do you want me to do?"

We either tend to cater to people and leave them at the first question OR we expect people to all be at the second question. The key is to patiently walk them step by step in a journey toward maturity.

UPDATE: Should have given some credit here. Saw the verse referenced in this way in Ed Stetzer's Comeback Churches. Really enjoying the read.

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“Selfish Church Members”