AT A GLANCE
Matthew records in 20:25-28:
“But Jesus called them [His Disciples] to Himself and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.’”
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ."
“One of the chief joys of the John class has been the opportunity to study God’s Word together as it unfolds chapter by chapter, and then discuss how the revealed truths connect to our present-day experiences—a process that fosters a deep level of fellowship. Those who attend the study are engaged and participatory, and lend much to the conversation as we seek what God reveals through John’s witness. Just this last week, one of the study participants was away at Men’s Retreat, but sent along with his spouse some thoughtfully laid out observations (with cross-references!) about the passage we studied on Sunday. This kind of commitment to the class and the people in it is a blessing to all who attend, including Dan and myself.”