So you want to be great? Most of us do. We want to be respected for our great intellect . . . pursued for our great abilities . . . or perhaps admired for our great looks. But when asked, Who's great? few of us would point to people who are merely great at something. Intuitively, we know that true greatness goes beyond talent, intellect, or looks. So what is it?
In this 4-part series, Andy Stanley and Clay Scroggins take their audiences on a journey through the Old and New Testaments in search of answers to the questions What does it mean to be great? And who is a candidate for greatness?
In the end, you will discover that greatness is always a choice. A choice you have the opportunity to make every day . . . if you want to be GREAT! DOWNLOAD ONLY
Part 1 - A New View (Clay Scroggins)
What makes a person great? Is greatness defined by your accomplishments? Your level of competence? Your financial success? Jesus, as he so often does, turns our thinking upside down and challenges our definitions of greatness. In this session, we learn that greatness in God's economy is measured by a remarkably different set of standards. Mark 9:35
Part 2 - Playing the Part (Andy Stanley)
Some people are great at doing something or making something. And then there are others who are simply... great. But is greatness something that you're born with or is it possible to acquire greatness? Can you choose to be great? In this session, we learn from the parable of the good Samaritan that true greatness is a choice. A very simple choice. A choice to step up and actually do something to help someone else. Matthew 5:19, Luke 10:25-37
Part 3 - Supporting Role (Clay Scroggins)
Our culture celebrates leading men and women, those who are in the spotlight, those who stand at the center of attention. We may remember the celebrities that win the award for Best Actor. But do we remember the celebrities that win the Best Supporting Role categories? In this session, we'll look at a person who leveraged his skills and position to support those around him without trying to grab the spotlight. And in doing so, by taking a supporting role, he chose to be great. 1 Samuel 20:4,18-20, 18:9
Part 4 - A Conflict of Interest (Andy Stanley)
Doing great things does not make us great people. In fact, our pursuit of success often undermines our ability to become truly great. In this message, we consider the Old Testament story of Daniel. Given the opportunity for public success and recognition, he chose the path less traveled to genuine greatness. Daniel 1:9, Proverbs 11:3