Streaks And All!

**If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all** (Mark 9:35).

Mark 9:35
Wisdom 2:12,17-19; Psalms 54:3-5,6-8; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37

Sermon Topic


In the early days of television, the old cowboy movie reruns — the “Westerns” — always made it easy for the viewer to distinguish between the “good guys” and the “bad guys” …
The bad guys wore black hats. When they weren’t robbing banks or hijacking trains, they were starting fights in the town saloon or intimidating the law-abiding citizenry.

On the other hand …

The “good guys” wore white hats. When they weren’t forming posses and chasing the bad guys, they were teaching the rancher’s teenage son how to break in his new white horse or rescuing the terrified beautiful woman from stage-coach bandits.

Watching those old “Westerns,” one was never confused about who was who. The line between good and evil was clearly drawn — which, of course, is hardly the case in real life.

A Sunday School class was asked the challenging question: “If all the good people in the world were purple and all the bad people were orange, what…

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