We’re in a new series called “Foundations” which builds off of Jesus’ metaphor in Matt 7: “A house built on sand will never be able to stand BUT a house that’s built on the rock will never be able to fall.”
Begin in prayer, welcoming the Holy Spirit, inviting Him to lead, guide, and convict. Then, reflect on the sermon. What were some highlights? Was anything particularly helpful, convicting, or confusing?
Examine the Word
- Read Psalm 131
- Read Luke 2:39-52
- Read Philippians 2:3-8
- The image of God in humanity implies that humans are of the utmost value to God while at the same time being separate from and lesser than God Himself. How should we properly think of ourselves as creatures who image our Creator?
- Discuss Psalm 131. What does humility look like in this passage?
- In Luke 2, when Jesus is questioned by his family, he responds like this: “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” What is Jesus indicating about his priorities? And how does this connect to the virtue of humility?
- Jesus is the quintessential example of God-centered humility. How is his humility seen in Philippians 2? How can we as believers live out this kind of humility among one another?
- One aspect of humility is being honest and vulnerable with other Christians. We are all weak in areas and carry grief and burdens that are too big for one person to carry. How has God shaped you when you chose to be vulnerable and to share with someone else what was really going on in your life? How can you grow in this area?
- Pray: Ask God to grow you in your submission to His will and your sacrificial love toward others as you put their needs ahead of your own.
- Listen: Spend time reading and/or listening to an audio version of Philippians 2. Meditate on the humility and love of Jesus.
For Family Discussions
- Write a definition of “humility.” Talk about how Jesus is our example.
- Have each person make make a goal to serve someone else this week.
- Memorize Micah 6:8 together over the next month.
Published on 04-24-2022 @ 8:08 AM CDT