Sermon: Arriving in Humility and Peace.
Theme: We seek to live and practice the same humility that Christ showed, Allowing God to shape our relationships and our service to the world.
Purpose: We will reaffirm our call to humility in our relationships with one another.
Scriptures: Philippians 2:5-11 Have the same mind as was in Christ who did not count equality with God as something to be exploited.
Matthew 21:1-11 Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem riding on a donkey.
What difference would it make in our lives if we were to truly develop the traits of self-restraint and humility? How would our lives be different if we were able to approach our challenges and difficulties with confidence and inner peace? How does our reactivity and turmoil enlarge the problems in our lives? How do we develop the same mind that was shown by Christ Jesus when he set aside his power and took upon himself the form of a humble servant? What is the real benefit of living as joyful, humble servants rather than fighting for our own way? How does the gospel set us free from a life of conflict and meaningless battles?