By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, October 26, 2014

  • Mark 10:35-40
  • Some who asked
    • Mark 10:35-37 – James and John asked for position.
    • Acts 3:2 – The lame man asked for alms.
    • Luke 12:13 – Man asked for inheritance.
    • Luke 18:18 – Certain ruler asked for eternal life.
    • II Corinthians 12:7-10 – Paul asked for improved health.
    • Luke 11:1-13 – Jesus instructs His disciples in how to pray. We should ask God persistently for things that we need.
      • The “Holy Spirit” here is used to mean spiritual blessings.
    • James 1:2-5 – We are to ask God for wisdom.
    • I Kings 3:5-13 – Solomon asks God for wisdom.
  • Notice what those who asked did receive:
Person Asked Received
James Position Beheaded
John Position Long life of service
Lame man Money Walked
Certain man Inheritance Lesson on covetousness
Certain ruler Eternal life Spiritual poverty
Paul Health Weakness that ended in strength

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