Learning to Think Biblically About: Humility

  • Phil 2:1-11 [show] So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, [2]complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. [3]Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. [4]Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. [5]Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, [6]who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, [7]but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. [8]And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. [9]Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, [10]so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, [11]and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (ESV)
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    • being transformed in humility
  • Andrew Murray re: humility, “…the sense of entire nothingness which comes when we see how truly God is ALL and in which we make way for God to BE all…”
  • v1: “if” = since
    • “full accord” = one body
    • we need to worship and serve together for God’s glory, not our own!
  • 3 ingredients to nurture humility:

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He Has Risen!

  • 1 Cor 6:9 [show] [9]Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, (ESV)
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  • the cross and the resurrection go hand in hand
    • cross without resurrection is just another dead person
    • resurrection without cross is an accomplishment of nothing
  • without the cross, we were defined by sin
  • we were once lost but now we’re found in Christ
  • 3 metaphors to describe God’s transforming grace, with “but” underscoring everything
    • but you were washed
    • but you were sanctified
    • but you were justified

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