Humble and Contrite in Spirit

Isaiah 66:2b,5 ESV “But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.” “Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at his word: ‘Your brothers who hate you and cast you out for my name's sake have said, “Let the … Continue reading Humble and Contrite in Spirit

Don’t Be Wise in Your Own Sight

Romans 12:14-21 ESV “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought … Continue reading Don’t Be Wise in Your Own Sight

He Humbled Himself by Becoming Obedient

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in … Continue reading He Humbled Himself by Becoming Obedient

Emptying Ourselves of Ourselves

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in … Continue reading Emptying Ourselves of Ourselves

Unless You Turn and Humble Yourselves

Matthew 18:1-4 ESV “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, ‘Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom … Continue reading Unless You Turn and Humble Yourselves

Be Humble, Not Proud

1 Peter 5:5-7 ESV “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” … Continue reading Be Humble, Not Proud

Obedient to the Point of Death

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in … Continue reading Obedient to the Point of Death

Work Out your Own Salvation

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in … Continue reading Work Out your Own Salvation

Let Us Worship and Bow Down

Psalms 95:1-2 ESV “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” Do you know that you don’t have to be a great singer … Continue reading Let Us Worship and Bow Down

Responding to Opposition with Grace

1 Peter 3:8-9 ESV “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.” There are many people today stressing … Continue reading Responding to Opposition with Grace