Theme 1 - Position Reversal

The following are only a few of the references that develop the above theme or doctrine.

Anyone who loves parents or children more than me is not worthy of me, neither is he who does not take up his cross and follow me. He that finds his life, will lose it. He that loses it for my sake, finds it.

Anyone following me must deny himself and bear his cross; whoever wants to save his life will lose it; whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s shall find it.

Anyone wanting to be first, shall be the last and be servant of all.

7.18.3 Whoever humbles himself as this child, is the greatest in the heavenly kingdom.
Developing Themes, Doctrines from
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Footprints of Jesus Christ