First lesson: Matthew 11: 11. Second lesson Matthew: 20:24-25.Golden text Luke 9:47-48
God's kingdom is for the humble
Brethren, there are two things creating problems in the world. Both of them are addressed by Christ in the texts above. They are disobedience and over-ambition. When the mother of James and John (the two sons of Zebedee) requested that Christ should accept to have both of them to sit by His right and left hand sides when He should come in His glory, Christ inquired to know whether they could receive His type of baptism and drink of His cup. They said yes. Christ told them that it is true they could do those things, but concerning those to sit on His left and right hands respectively, He said such was not under His authority but that those to stay there were destined by His Father.