And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying, Master, we would that you should do for us whatever we shall desire.…
I. "THE SON OF MAN CAME NOT TO BE MINISTERED UNTO." This should teach us —
1. The emptiness of earthly greatness.
2. Contentment in our situation.
II. The Son of Man came "TO MINISTER" From this we learn —
1. To be diligent in doing good.
2. To condescend to the meanest acts of kindness.
III. The Son of Man came "TO GIVE HIS LIFE A RANSOM FOR MANY." It teaches —
1. The deplorable condition of sinners.
2. The amazing compassion of the Saviour.
3. The subject encourages our application to Him, and dependence on Him as the Saviour.
4. The subject stimulates us to seek diligently the salvation of others.
Parallel VersesKJV: And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.