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Let's get ready to humble

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Sermon about humility

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  • 1.  
  • 2. 1. Quietly passing through Galilee, Jesus and His disciples came to Capernaum
    • On the way, Jesus foretold His suffering a death a second time
    • Mk 9:30-32
    • b. Also on the way, the disciples disputed who would be the greatest
    • Mk 9:33-34
  • 3. 2. Jesus took this opportunity to teach His disciples the way to true greatness...
    • a. A way involving servitude
    • b. A way involving humility
  • 4.  
  • 5.
    • 1. "If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all." - Mk 9:35
    • 2. Greatness in Christ's kingdom is different than kingdoms of men
    • - cf. Mt 20:20-26
  • 6.  
  • 7.
    • Serve others in evangelism
    • a. Someone led you to Christ, can you not lead another to Him? - Jn 1:35-42
    • b. Begin by being hospitable, offering acts of kindness and service
    • c. At the very least: invite to services, offer a Bible
    • d. Open your home to host lifegroups for winning and consolidation
    • e. Hone your skills in personal evangelism, seek to improve your ability to share the gospel
  • 8.
    • 2. Serve others in edification
    • a. Many have contributed to your spiritual growth, can you help others? - Ep 4:16
    • b. Begin by being present at every service, greeting every one present.
    • c. Take special interest in those who are new, encourage them
    • d. Offer to teach the children, even if only to assist another teacher
    • e. Volunteer whatever service you can render in the work and worship of the church
  • 9.
    • 3. Serve others in benevolence
    • a. Has anyone ever showed you kindness? "Be kind to one another" - Ep 4:32
    • b. Visit the sick or elderly, at home and in the hospital
    • c. Render service such as cleaning the home, cleaning the car, errands, etc.
    • d. Minister to the poor, the hungry, or those otherwise in need
  • 10.  
  • 11. A. IMPORTANCE OF HUMILITY...
    • Jesus used a little child to teach the importance of humility - Mk 9:36-37
    • 2. The humility of small children provides an example for us - cf. Mt 18:1-4
    • 3. Like servitude, humility is a cardinal virtue in the kingdom - cf. 1Pe 5:5
    • 4. When we humbly receive others in Jesus' name, we receive both Him and His Father in heaven - Mk 9:37
  • 12. B. EXAMPLES OF HUMILITY...
    • 1. In the area of evangelism
    • a. Be open to opportunities to learn how to do personal work
    • b. Ask others if you can accompany them as they teach others
    • c. Reach out to those who are different than you
    • d. Especially those less fortunate than you - cf. Jm 2:5
  • 13.
    • 2. In the area of edification
    • a. Gladly accept subservient roles in teaching, preaching, worship
    • b. Encourage and assist those who teach our children
    • c. Warmly welcome those below or above your "social status" - Jm 2:1-4
    • d. Help with mundane tasks
    B. EXAMPLES OF HUMILITY...
  • 14.
    • 3. In the area of benevolence
    • a. Help those less fortunate than you
    • Lk 14:12-14
    • b. Perform menial tasks where needed
    • c. Offer to babysit, provide meals, help with expenses, etc.
    B. EXAMPLES OF HUMILITY...
  • 15. CONCLUSION
    • 1. It may not seem like much, but the way to greatness is not possible without...
    • a. A servant heart and servant hand
    • b. A humble heart and humble hand
  • 16.
    • 2. Jesus proved the greatness of service and humility by His own example…
    • a. Coming to this earth in the form of a servant - Php 2:5-7
    • b. Humbling Himself to the point of death on the cross - Php 2:8
    • c. Thereby being highly exalted by God - Php 2:9-11
    CONCLUSION
  • 17.
    • “ For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." - Lk 14:11
    • If we desire to be great in the kingdom of God, let us humbly serve one another and those in the world...
    CONCLUSION