Mar. 05, 2023
Truly Getting Over Yourself
1. All Humility (vs. 18-23)
A. Serving the Lord (vs. 18, 19)
B. Grace must come from a place of humility.
2. The Infinite Value of Life (vs. 24-32)
A. How We see ourselves as a result of seeing the cross (v. 24)
B. Pay Careful Attention (v. 28)
C. Wolves are coming (vs. 29-31)
D. What God’s Grace is Able to Do (v. 32)
3. Grace in all of life (v. 33-35)
A. Not Coveting 33
B. Using what God has given
C. It is more blessed to give than to receive
1. If someone were to ask you to define “grace”, how would you do that? How would you tell someone what God’s grace has done in your life?
2. How has grace been extended to you on a human level where you know God was working through the person doing it?
Following Up in the Word through the Week…
Read: Philippians 2:1-8
What is the attitude of Christ described in the passage? How would you define and describe humility?
Read: Mark 8:27-9:1
What is the question that Jesus asks to start this out this passage? How does that connect with the command in verse 34? How would you explain verse 34 to a new Christian or to a friend who is not yet a Christian?
Read: Acts 20:24
How does Paul find his own life to be precious? In what ways has your own life had God working in it this way?
Read: Luke 23:39-43
Contrast the two thieves on the cross. The one thief asks the question “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” What does fear of God have to do with humility? Do you see repentance in this statement?
Read: Acts 20:28
How can it help to see someone as bought with the blood of Jesus as Paul instructs here?
Read: Acts 20:33-35
What does it mean to covet? Where is this teaching rooted in the Old Testament? Have you found it more blessed to give than to receive?