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