Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon:Luke 14:1-14
Humility is not the same as humiliation. The Jewish leaders hoped to humiliate Jesus. Instead he gave a series of lessons in humility. While humility might seem to be an extra trait for Christian overachievers, the Bible describes it as essential for receiving God’s grace. Jesus shows us that the humble person:
cares about people in need
lets others go first
gives without expecting anything in return
trusts God for life’s true rewards
- What is the difference between humility and humiliation?
- How did Jesus put others ahead of himself?
- How did Jesus demonstrate his care for someone in need at the dinner party? What was he willing to risk when he did?
- Jesus said, “Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” What do you think Jesus meant by this? How was it demonstrated in his life? How can it be demonstrated in yours?
- Have you ever given something to another with no expectation of anything in return? What was that like?
- Have you ever given something to another while hoping for a personal benefit in return? What was that like? Which way do you give most often……#5 or #6?
- How might considering eternity with God affect the way you choose to live today?
- Who will you invite to join you at Alpha this fall?
- The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your LifeGroup.
Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Terrell Glenn (tglenn@StAndrews.Church).