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Community Group Questions | Community: Pursuing Humility | Feb 25, 2018

“Community: Pursuing Humility” 
Rev. Blake Altman, Lead Pastor

God intends to change you by His Word. How is He at work in you to do that?  Read the following passages and consider these questions. 


READ

Philippians 2:1-11 (ESV)

1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


QUESTIONS (20 minutes)

The principle: scripture calls us to a life of humility in community.

The Foundation for Humility

1. What does the Incarnation teach us about humility?

2. Why is the Incarnation the foundation of humility?

The Definition of Humility

1. What are the habits of a humble person?

2. Why is self-promotion inherently opposed to promoting others?

The Motivation for Humility

1. Why is Christ himself is our motivation?

2. When you are with people:

a. do they sense that you are safe?

b. do they have to compete for your attention?

c. do they feel heard?

d. do they feel affirmed?

3. Jesus abudantly shares his resources with us as a form of humility. How do you share resources with others as a form of humility?

 

PRAYER (10-15 minutes) 

Personal Response: Consider getting each person to ask themselves, How can I better display humility toward my brother/sister? Leave silence for the Holy Spirit to work in each person’s heart. In light of what God may have shown them, people may share personal prayer requests. Close with prayer together.