Let's get ready to humble

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Sermon about humility

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<ul><li> 1. </li></ul> <p> 2. 1. Quietly passing through Galilee, Jesus and His disciples came to Capernaum </p> <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> <p> 3. 2. Jesus took this opportunity to teach His disciples the way to true greatness... </p> <ul><li>a.A way involving servitude </li></ul> <ul><li>b.A way involving humility </li></ul> <p> 4. 5. </p> <ul><li>1. "If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all." -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> <p> 6. 7. </p> <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> <p> 8. </p> <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> <p> 9. </p> <ul><li>3.Serve others in benevolence </li></ul> <ul><li>a.Has anyone ever showed you kindness? "Be kind to one another" -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> <p> 10. 11. A. IMPORTANCE OF HUMILITY... </p> <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> <p> 12. B. EXAMPLES OF HUMILITY... </p> <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> <p> 13. </p> <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 "social status" -Jm 2:1-4 </li></ul> <ul><li>d.Help with mundane tasks </li></ul> <p>B. EXAMPLES OF HUMILITY... 14. </p> <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> <p>B. EXAMPLES OF HUMILITY... 15. CONCLUSION </p> <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> <p> 16. </p> <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> <p>CONCLUSION 17. </p> <ul><li> For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." -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> <p>CONCLUSION </p>