Humility is the Christian’s path to greatness. Without humility nothing can be done for God or by God.
second in line’ and at the mercy…
Humus- more fruitful
What are you standing on?
Jesus. Washing feet.
SYMPTOMS OF ARROGANCE
You’re in a conflict that is not being resolved
Miffed that others don’t recognize your ability
Miss opportunities to express admiration for others
Don’t admit mistakes
You pretend to know more than you do
WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT HUMILITY
There is a story about how Jesus helped 2 of his followers after they had revealed an arrogant heart…
Mark 10:41-45 – whoever wants to become great…, whoever wants to be first…
Setting their path to greatness
James 4:10 – Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
Augustine – constructing a great building…
what you are standing on (pride)
To follow Jesus = growing in humility
EXAMPLES OF HUMBLE PEOPLE
– Humility is the secret to greatness
Example of Abraham Lincoln – boots, wounded, confederates, own ego
Example of Nelson Mandela – foster father serves others, car, handshake, chinese hotel
VISION FOR HUMILITY
Example of Steph Curry. humility/confidence, kneeling in prayer.
Humility is truly a soil. no God’s presence, power of His Spirit, faith, love, joy
graces take root; explanation for every defect and failure in the Christian life.