11am Service 23 August 2020
Dear GCBC Parents:
Sunday, Jason will be preaching on humility. This might be a challenging concept for our children to grasp. Our nature is to self-preserve so we naturally tend to think more about ourselves. This not only can lead to selfishness but also arrogance and judgmental attitudes towards others. Humility, however, is selfless and thinks of others first. Humility is having a proper view of oneself in light of the Gospel. It is not having a low self-esteem. We are all sinners in need of a Saviour, and Jesus is our best example of putting others ahead of himself.
Sunday, 23rd August Links:
Write out Philippians 2:1-11 in large print on a piece of paper or print out the Digging Deeper worksheet
- In verses 1-4, underline the words that describe how Christians should behave ( words like tender, compassionate, loving, etc.). Place an “X” on what Christians should avoid.
- Verses 6-11 describe Jesus. What word that describes Jesus is the same as one of the words you underlined?
Philippians 2:1-11 – “Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate?Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
“A humble person doesn’t think less of herself; she simply thinks of herself less.” What do the following verses teach us about being humble, or humility?
Romans 12:14-16 – “Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!”
Ephesians 4:2-3 – “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.”
Matthew 20:25-28 – “But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.””
Family Links –
- Article to help parents teach humility to their children – https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/helping-your-kids-develop-humility/
- Bible Project video on Philippians – https://bibleproject.com/explore/philippians