StoneBridge Community Church
Humility: The Surprising Secret to Success
Pastor Jeff Cheadle
Locations & Times
  • StoneBridge Campus
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Growth Groups
    Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
    Sunday 12:00 PM

Today's Text in Context

Bob Utley, Philippians 2

Egocentric Celebrity vs Level 5 Leadership

Jim Collins, the author of Good to Great, discusses the difference between Level 5 Leadership and egocentric celebrity in his article "The Misguided Mix-up of Celebrity and Leadership."

The Great Sin

C.S. Lewis's excellent chapter on pride called "The Great Sin" from Mere Christianity.
Robert Moneau defines humility as “that habitual quality whereby we live in the truth of things: the truth that we are creatures and not the Creator; the truth that our life is a composite of good and evil, light and darkness; the truth that in our littleness we have been given extravagant dignity.”


In soil science, humus (from the Latin humus: earth, ground) is the dark organic matter that forms in the soil when plant and animal matter decays. Humus contains many useful nutrients for healthy soil, nitrogen being the most important of all. Wikipedia article.
1. Humility is…
1. Humility is Christlike.
2. Humility protects…
2. Humility protects us and blesses us.
3. Humility makes…
2. Humility makes it possible to think, live, and be like Jesus.

Greatness, Humility, and Pride

"I know that the best and humblest person who has walked the earth was tortured to death because he was accused of blasphemous arrogance… So I don’t expect his followers will ever be able to avoid the accusation of arrogance. If you are the humblest outspoken witness for Jesus as the only way to God, you will be accused of arrogance. So avoiding that is not my aim… What I want to avoid is the reality of pride. I want there to be real humility in me… the kind of humility that God sees and that spiritually discerning people see, even if the world doesn’t see it." John Piper, "

How to Develop True Humility

Steven J. Cole discusses four insights from the Apostle Paul on how to develop humility in his article "True Humility" based on Romans 12:3.
Memory Verse/ Key Verse: Philippians 2.3-4
Do nothing out of selfish ambition orvain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. (Philippians 2.3-4)

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