At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom from heaven?"
But they kept silent, because they had argued on the road with one another about who was the greatest.
Later, an argument started among the disciples as to which of them might be the greatest.
Now an argument sprang up among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest.
Then he told them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me, because the one who is least among all of you is the one who is greatest."
Therefore, whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom from heaven,
So he sat down, called the Twelve, and told them, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."
That's not the way it should be among you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
The person who is greatest among you must be your servant.
All the people continued to be amazed at the greatness of God. Indeed, everyone was astonished at all the things Jesus was doing. So he told his disciples,
But you are not to do so. On the contrary, the greatest among you should become like the youngest, and the one who leads should become like the one who serves.
So whoever sets aside one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom from heaven. But whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom from heaven
I tell all of you with certainty, among those born of women no one has appeared who is greater than John the Baptist. Yet even the least important person in the kingdom from heaven is greater than he.
I tell you, no one has ever been born who is greater than John. Yet even the least important person in the kingdom of God is greater than he."
Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, the one who believes in me will also do what I'm doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I'm going to the Father.
3 John 1:9
I wrote a letter to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be in charge, will not recognize our authority.