Church on a Mission - Week 3
A Church on a mission knows this: Humility defines a Christian life
Last week we learned how the Gospel defines the purpose of Life.
Have you ever been around someone who is incredibly talented?
Have you ever been around someone who is talented and they knew it?
It’s hard being around those people.
Here Paul starts with how Christians ought to be:
1. Encouraged by Christ
2. Comforted from love
3. United with the Holy Spirit
6. Be united
7. Be Humble
---This is the exemplification of all of the other things that we had just listed
---Christians are not supposed to be:
1. Encouraged by Christ if they don’t recognize he’s King (Humility in accepting a compliment)
2. You can’t be comforted if you think my problem is too big (No problem is big enough that God hasn’t already claimed victory)
3. You can’t walk in the Spirit if the Spirit asks you to be humble
4. No one is affectionate if the other person is conceited (Dating, married)
5. You can’t be sympathetic if you can’t place yourself in someone else’s shoes (Recognize your blessings)
6. You can’t be united if you think your better than everyone else
How do you know that you are considering other better than yourself?
5. Doing what you don’t like to do?
What did Jesus do?
1. He humbled himself by not staying in the form of God(He set aside the fact he is deity)
2. He took on all the things we walk through(Jesus was a man)
3. He died on a cross
Sometimes though we need to see the benefit: With great humility comes great reward from God.
---Jesus is the highly exalted one now
---What does this look like though practically for us? Luke 14:7-11
Church on Mission:
1. As an organization we are humble
2. Our leaders as a whole are humble
3. Inside our assemblies we are humble
4. You as a person representing Impact are humble
5. In you heart, mind and by what you do you are humble
Humility defines a Christian life.