Monday, March 21, 2016


For our discussion tomorrow, let’s look at Philippians 2:3-4

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Things to think about:
  •      According to the Apostle Paul, approximately how much of our day should be dedicated to selfish ambition or vain conceit?
    • o   OK, that was an easy one, but what if we think about it this way:
      • §  How would you describe selfish ambition or vain conceit to a child?
      • §  What are guideposts or warning signs that signal to us we are acting out of selfish ambition or vain conceit?
  •     Why do we sometimes feel the need to be important, to be recognized?
    • o   How does (or should) our faith alter this?
    • o   How are you different today in this respect than say 10-20 years ago?
  •      What does humility mean to you?
    • o   When was a time you can remember when you were in a state of humility as defined here?
      • §  To stimulate your thinking, typically the three things we have to offer are our time, talents, and treasure
    • o   Warning – if you’re struggling for a recent example, time to take inventory of valuing others above yourself!
  •     Trick question – where does the Bible talk about how Jesus humbled Himself?
  •    What would be an appropriate comparison we could make if we were to lower ourselves as far as Jesus lowered Himself to our level?
  •   What is something you can do TODAY to draw closer to the example Jesus set for humility?

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