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Which is better?
Pastor Clark Schultz
by Pastor Clark Schultz
April 10, 2024

Which is better? Coke or Pepsi? LeBron or Jordan? Dairy Queen or Culvers? Okay, that last one is a trick question because all ice cream or custard is the best. These debates happen at the lunch table, watercooler, or even on the playground. We compare ourselves to others, and we do one of two things. We look down on the car they drive because ours is better, or we drive the minivan with the window sticker that reads, “I used to be cool.”     

Which side of the coin are you on? Do you look down on others, or do you use social media to look at what others have and think you’ve been ripped off in life?

Jesus’ disciples had the “who is better” debate too. Imagine this conversation:

“Hey, Andrew!”

“Yeah, Peter.”

“Remember that time we saw Jesus transfigured?”

“No, Peter. I don’t.”

“Oh yeah; that’s right. You were at the bottom of the mountain. Stinks to be you, brother!”

Jesus reminded his disciples and us that true greatness is not found in status or keeping up with the Joneses. Instead he said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all” (Mark 9:35). Jesus demonstrated this by showing the ultimate act of service and humility by living and dying for us all.

In a society of “me,” Jesus’ words are the best advice to follow. 

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