What do you want me to do for you? (Jody Garner)

Posted: Gospel of Mark, Sermons

What do you want me to do for you?
Sermon Notes

Mark 10:35-52
The question Jesus asks _________ is: “What do you want me to do for you? (V. 36; V. 51)
The difference between their answers to Jesus’ question is ________________.
James 4:2, 3 – …to have the right motive requires time and _______________.
Prayer provides a ___________ for our attitudes.
James and John Narrative: ____________ Jesus asking you this question, how would you respond?
“You ____________ know what you’re asking” – Looking through the lens of _____________, how often might this be the case?
Jesus uses this as an opportunity to teach about the __________-________ values of Christian _______________. James and John made the mistake of following the wrong _________________.
Bartimaeus Narrative: The disciples have displayed an ______________ view of the kingdom. They are not seeing _____________.
Bart provides a great example of __________________…
Are we looking for __________-advancement or _______________-advancement?

Mark 10:35-52
35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” 37 And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38 But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” 39 They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; 40 but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

41 When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. 42 So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. 43 But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. 45 For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

46 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” 50 So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” 52 Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.