THEREFORE | Wk 3: “Therefore Be Humble”
Pastor Mike Overstreet | 07.12.2020
Message recordings available at: https://vimeo.com/element3
When the Holy Spirit is moving in & among us, when the Holy Spirit is moving in and among us, we maintain a posture of humility.
Romans 12:3 (NRSV)
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
Humility is neither self-righteousness nor self-loathing. It is about right-sizing ourselves in light of our universal need for grace.
Through Jesus’ story of grace, we are all freed to humbly see ourselves as we actually are – brokenness & all – because Jesus has done that & still emphatically declares that we are loved by God.
Luke 18:9-14 (NIV)
9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
At E3, humility must…
- Define how we think about growth.
- Inform how we seek growth in community.
- Shape how we seek to achieve our mission.
- Transform how we see & seek to help broken people – ourselves included.