James and John showed self-centred discipleship. Are we guilty of the same? There are a number of biblical references that you will find in the attached file.
'In the midst of dysfunctional family relationships - deception, lovelessness, jealousy, bitterness and sibling rivalry - God works out his eternal purposes Gen 29:15 - 30:24
The story of Jacob and Esau. Gen 24:19-34, Gen 27:1-46
Genesis 4:1-16. The story of Cain and Abel. Our attitude to giving to God. Also a sense in which Abel prefigures Christ.