Let's get ready to humble

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Let's get ready to humble

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

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