As Jesus is the cornerstone upon which the Church is built, so are his teachings the unifying cornerstone of Christian doctrine.

The Greatest

When it comes to our Christian experience, who would you say is the greatest? Many would pick a Billy Graham type. My heroes have always been missionaries who give up a comfortable western lifestyle to serve in some third world rubbish dump. Still others may choose a Mother Theresa type person. Many would choose their pastor or a great preacher they know. Those who are more astute may pick a quiet widow who is known as a prayer warrior.

Jesus picked none of these people, when asked who was the greatest. He picked a child. In Matthew 18:1-4 Jesus said that we must repent of our sins and become like a little child if we are to even enter the kingdom of heaven, and that whoever was humble like a little child was indeed the greatest. Wow! So, "greatness in the kingdom is a matter of humility, not power or position." (Hagner, D. A. (2002). Vol. 33B: Word Biblical Commentary : Matthew 14-28. Word Biblical Commentary (518). Dallas: Word, Incorporated.)

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