“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus” (Phil 2)
“Humility may be your most under-rated superpower.” (Psychology Today)
1/ What do you think humility looks like? When do you find it hard to be humble? Why do we find humility so difficult? You may like to think of a time when someone has acted with humility towards you and consider what difference it made.
2/ Read Phil 2:1-11 How should Christians treat each other (v3-4)? What does the example of Jesus teach us? (How does v5 help motivate us correctly? How ‘far’ did Jesus’ humility go? How does that challenge the way we hear v3-4?)
3/ How practically should this shape the way we:
- approach God? (Isa 66:2, Psa 147:6)
- approach Christians we find tricky? (Phil 2:3, Eph 4:1-3)
- handle disappointments/struggles? (1 Pet 5:5-7)
4/ What one thing will we commit to do or change? How realistically will we help one another with this?
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