Matthew 20:24 - 20:28
In this discourse, Steve Gregg discusses the incident in Matthew 20 where James and John, the sons of Zebedee, along with their mother, ask Jesus for a special privilege above the other apostles. Gregg notes that their request may have been based on their close relationship with Jesus, but it reveals a misguided and offensive attitude towards authority. Jesus cautions against exercising authority in a Gentile manner and suggests that church officers should not operate as secular corporations do. Gregg emphasizes that leadership in the church should be based on gifting and service, rather than imposing oneself on others.