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New year 3 slides 1 cor 13 1 8 - 011611 New year 3 slides 1 cor 13 1 8 - 011611 Presentation Transcript

  • New Vision New Year
    GROWING BY GOING LOWER
    1 Corinthians 13:1-8
    Message Three
  • Thesis
    In order to have redemptive relationships that will respond to your word of testimony and build up Christ’s body, you have to learn the discipline of humility.
  • An Experiential Exegesis of the Dependability of Humility
    1. It is not being bashful, shy, timid or weak
  • An Experiential Exegesis of the Dependability of Humility
    1. It is not being bashful, shy, timid or weak
    2. It is not always putting yourself down
  • An Experiential Exegesis of the Dependability of Humility
    1. It is not being bashful, shy, timid or weak
    2. It is not always putting yourself down
    3. It takes an enormous amount of courage, self-confidence, personal security and self-esteem
  • Definition
    Insecurity always produces arrogance.
  • Definition
    For the believer, humility is a matter of confident Christlikeness, because humility is an expression of love.
    • Matt. 5:3-5 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
  • Definition
    For the believer, humility is a matter of confident Christlikeness, because humility is an expression of love.
    Isa. 66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
  • PointOne
    Humility is not rooted in our feelings, but rooted in our actions, because like love, humility is a choice.
    James 4:6-7 But [God] giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
  • PointTwo
    Humility is not thinking less of you, but thinking so much more of Christ that you can act in the best interest of others instead of yourself.
  • PointThree
    Humility is self-forgetfulness, and that is a choice.
    1 John 3:18-19 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
  • 2011Goal
    Our goal in 2011 is to concentrate on the new nature long enough until it becomes second nature.
  • Growing Up GracefulThrough Humble Hospitality
    1. Practice giving preference to others
    A. Defer to other people, Rom 12:10
    • Rom. 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honourpreferringone another;
  • Growing Up GracefulThrough Humble Hospitality
    1. Practice giving preference to others
    A. Defer to other people, Rom 12:10
    B. Help them get ahead, Phil 2:3; 2 Cor 8:9
    Phil. 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
  • PointFour
    When God sees Christlikeness, he always honors that for the sake of his Son.
    • 2 Cor. 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
  • Growing Up GracefulThrough Humble Hospitality
    C. Listen in order to know what to say, Jas 1:19
    • James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
  • Growing Up GracefulThrough Humble Hospitality
    C. Listen in order to know what to say, Jas 1:19
    2. Practice learning from others
  • Growing Up GracefulThrough Humble Hospitality
    C. Listen in order to know what to say, Jas 1:19
    2. Practice learning from others
    A. To be more likeable, Prov 15:10
    • Prov. 15:10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
  • Growing Up GracefulThrough Humble Hospitality
    C. Listen in order to know what to say, Jas 1:19
    2. Practice learning from others
    A. To be more likeable, Prov 15:10
    B. To be wiser, Prov 15:12,31-32
    Prov. 15:31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
  • PointFive
    We all need help somewhere, so take that and use that to your advantage, to make an open door for your testimony.
    • Prov. 15:14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
  • Growing Up GracefulThrough Humble Hospitality
    1. Practice giving preference to others
    2. Practice learning from others
    A. To be more likeable, Prov 15:10
    B. To be wiser, Prov 15:12,31-32
    C. To have less conflict, Prov. 13:10
    • Prov. 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
  • Growing Up GracefulThrough Humble Hospitality
    1. Practice giving preference to others
    2. Practice learning from others
    3. Practice admitting when wrong, Prov 28:13
    • Prov. 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
  • PointSix
    The nature of progressive sanctification means you don’t have to be perfect, all you have to do is make progress.
  • Growing Up GracefulThrough Humble Hospitality
    4. Practice surrendering your plans to God
    1 Pet. 5:5-7 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
  • Growing Up GracefulThrough Humble Hospitality
    4. Practice surrendering your plans to God
    Matt. 11:28-30 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
  • Growing Up GracefulThrough Humble Hospitality
    4. Practice surrendering your plans to God
    Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
  • Matthew 26:39-42
    And [Jesus] went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
  • New Vision New Year
    Come Forward for Prayer