Greatness/being great/making a great nation

Greatness is not wealth, fame, prestige, or power, but honesty, compassion, humility, and character. Greatness is not striving to be at the peak of the hierarchy, but faithfulness to truth and love.

Greatness breaks the bondage of self-focus, soars in serving others, and lives out the principle of “liberty & justice for all.” Greatness is humble obedience to the living God, not forceful self-assertion.

Here is Jesus’ definition of greatness: “The greatest among you will be your servant.” –Matthew 23:11. When asked who is the greatest, Jesus pointed to a little child and said: “Whoever takes the lowly position of this child…” 

It takes radical courage, but you can do it. Dare to be great! Great people make a great nation.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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