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Chosenness and Responsibility to Love and Service
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what hold's true for the identity of Jesus also holds true for those who would be his                   
"And Jesus called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, if any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me, for whoever save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it, for what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and                his life?" (Mark 8:34-36)
who Jesus is overlaps rather closely with who the              is
both must take up their cross to fulfill their                 
chosenness is ordered to the love and                of others
a love so great that it will be willing to        for others
whoever wishes to be a follower of Jesus must die onto               
Jesus defines what it means to be a beloved        of God
there is a substantial overlap with what we saw in the book of               
Old Testament is much like the New Testament on this point
Joseph thought that his first dream was all about his own           
disciples follow Jesus in order that they may be the prime                            when he arises to power
the sons of Jacob and the disciples both get it            on this point
chosenness is not about power and                 
rather it concerns a power of responsibility to use a position of              favor to benefit others
for Joseph this meant learning that his own chosenness led to the                of his own family and others
for Jesus, chosenness meant offering his life to others, a task his disciples would be invited to participate in after Jesus' own                         
the              narrative is punctuated of three predictions of the passion
first prediction of the passion
Peter                Jesus for harboring such thoughts about his mission
Peter was sorely rebuked by Jesus for this
second prediction of the passion
"They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he would not have any one know it, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, the Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will          him, and when he is killed, after three days he will rise." (Mark 9:30-31)
disciples are now wise enough not to rebuke Jesus
they don't know what it means
they are              to ask him, recalling the harsh words he gave to Peter
but the situation is graver than this
it is one level of mistake to not understand a concept
it is another level of mistake to hold a position that is                            opposite
in Mark, we have to pay attention to how the stories are                     
we have to notice these jarring juxtapositions that these stories present
"And they came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, what were you discussing on the way? But they were             , for on the way they had discussion with one another who was the greatest. And he sat down and called the twelve, and he said to them, if any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all. And he took a child, and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me." (Mark 9:33-35)
"John said to him, Teacher, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he was not following us. But Jesus said, do not              him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be ablet soon aster to speak evil of me. For he that is not against us is for us. For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ, will by no means lose his reward." (Mark 9:38-40)
we see the same schema as in the first prediction
a misunderstanding
a concluding statement about                         
understanding Jesus is understanding one's own role as a                  of Jesus
Eponymous Ancestors in the Bible
The Story of Jacob and his Sons
The Biblical Motif of First Born Son
The Shepherd Motif
Joseph's Dreams
The Problematic of Chosenness: Samuel and Joseph
Joseph in the Pit: Descent and Ascent
The Three Descents and Ascents of Joseph
Change in the Non-Elect
Joseph's Prison Dreams
The Symbolic of Joseph's Dreams as Service Not Power
Judah Pleads to Joseph for Benjamin
Judah as Most Important Son of Jacob
The Concept of Salvator Mundi
Transition from Israel to Jesus
Elijah and the Restoration of Israel
Preparing for the Restoration
Historical Jesus and the Importance of Criteria
The Historical Jesus and the Criteria of Coherence
Jesus: Who Do You Say I Am?
Chosenness and Responsibility to Love and Service
Discipleship as Service to Others
The Travel Narrative: Humanity's Blindness
Who was Responsible for the Death of Jesus
Rembrandt's Depictions of the Trial of Jesus