Today we will complete our eight-message series, “Make Ready” with a message on humility. In a very real sense, humility should be the starting point. Edmund Burke makes the point that, "True humility—the basis of the Christian system—is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues." Everything else we have studied in this series rests on whether or not we are humble.
It should not be surprising that the best example of humility and the focus of our study this weekend is Jesus himself. In Matthew 20:20-28 a request is made of him; one that springs from pride. Jesus seizes the moment to teach about true greatness, about servanthood and, without ever using the word, humility.