Northville Christian Assembly
Humility in Action
1 Peter Series 1 Peter 5:5-7
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  • Northville Christian Assembly
    41355 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
True Humility
“false humility”
Excerpt From: Ken Gire. “Moments with the Savior.”

“A Pharisee also comes this hour to pray. He comes every day at each of the four appointed hours of prayer. He stops and takes his position somewhere in the center of the courtyard, his usual spot.
As he prays, he looks neither upward in worship nor downward in remorse but sideways in comparison to the others who have gathered there. His eyes skim the scrawl of sins written so legibly across their faces.
He is pleased with the comparison. God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.”
“Taking inventory, the Pharisee is satisfied with the account of his life. The tax collector, however, is not.”
“God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
He stands in the distance, sobbing. He is painfully aware of the sins levied against him, but he is too ashamed to list them. He knows the greed. He knows the deceit. He knows the ledger of injustices credited to his account.
That’s why his eyes are downcast. That’s why he beats his fists against his chest. And that’s why he stands in a corner of the courtyard; his only companions, the shadows cast by columns of cool and indifferent stone.
But God sees the tax collector slumped in those shadows. His heart overflows with mercy for the man, and his eyes glisten with approval.
In that courtyard at that hour of prayer, both the Pharisee and the tax collector realized where they stood.
Only one of them realized before whom.

Real Humility properly understands the limits of our strength, the source of strength, and the extent of our weaknesses and our dependence on God.
“In the same way”
Submit to Leadership
True humility recognizes that we do not have all of the answers.
Be Humble with Each Other

As Believers, we are to be constantly wearing a humble attitude as we live with other people.
If you ever begin to feel superior to another person, you are no longer acting in humility.
Trust God, Not Yourself

Worry is kind of like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.
You Hold It All Together

And I believe that I will see
The goodness of the Lord
I'm confident as seasons change
Your faithfulness remains
God of my present
God of my future
You write my story
You hold it all together
You’re the Alpha
You’re Omega
You’re in the middle
You hold it all together