2010.10.3 put the success of others above your own

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2010.10.3 put the success of others above your own

  1. 1. Heart Attitudes
  2. 2. <ul><li>What causes emptiness? </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnected from God . </li></ul><ul><li>(self-inflicted or inevitable?) </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnected from people . </li></ul><ul><li>(self-inflicted or inevitable?) </li></ul><ul><li>Too focused on me . </li></ul><ul><li>(self-inflicted or inevitable?) </li></ul><ul><li>Some emptiness ‘til I’m “ home ” </li></ul><ul><li>(self-inflicted or inevitable?) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Living for self brings “ happiness ” but only for the moment. Self-sacrifice brings joy . </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Hebrews 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 25 choosing rather to share ill treatment with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>26 accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt: for he looked unto the recompense of reward. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better then yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your interests but also to the interests of others. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>3. RELATIONSHIP ENEMIES </li></ul>1. Selfish Ambition/Aim: “I want to feel good ”
  8. 8. <ul><li>Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition … </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Psalm 36:2 For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my thoughts. Test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me... </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>3. RELATIONSHIP ENEMIES </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Prestige: “I want to look good ” </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Proverbs 13:10 Pride only breeds quarrels but wisdom is found in those who take advice. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>3. RELATIONSHIP ENEMIES </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration on self . </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Philippians 2:4 Each of you should look not only to your interests but also to the interests of others. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Matthew 20:24 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>25 Jesus called them together and said, &quot;You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave-- </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>2. RELATIONSHIP FRIENDS </li></ul><ul><li>Humility : </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. </li></ul><ul><li>What is humility? </li></ul><ul><li>What does humility look like? </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>2. RELATIONSHIP FRIENDS </li></ul><ul><li>Other-centered : </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Philippians 2:4 Each of you should look not only to your interests but also to the interests of others. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Philippians 2:19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>20 I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare. 21 For everyone looks out for his own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>1. RELATIONSHIP ATTITUDE </li></ul><ul><li>The mind of Christ. </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Philippians 2:5 Have this mind among you that was in Christ Jesus. </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Philippians 2:6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross! </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>(Mark 8:35; Mark 10:45; John 12:24) </li></ul>

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