Our sin is disgraceful. Everything that happened to Jesus—who humbled himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross—that all should have happened to us. Yet, because of Jesus willing, humble obedience, we are honored in God’s eyes.
Jesus teaches us to approach divergent views with an attitude of humility and the desire to understand where the other person is coming from. Then we can make judgments that are based solely on the basis of the Word of God without self-righteous hypocrisy. Sermon Text: Matthew 7:1-5
Jesus is the power to put off the old self and put on the new.
Scriptures: First Lesson: Psalm 51; Gospel: Mark 2:13-17
Sermon Text: Colossians 3:1-17
Simeon and Anna give us a stirring picture of what it means to wait on the Lord and finally experience the joy of God’s promises fulfilled. How have you experienced the joy of God’s promises fulfilled? Sermon Text: Luke 2:25-40
Our being stuck can sometimes be a form of self-centeredness. When we dwell on ourselves too much we end up comparing ourselves to others in an unhealthy way. To help get us unstuck the Apostle Paul redirects our attention to Christ’s willingness to be our servant. This alone has the power to produce true humility in us. Humility isn’t thinking less about ourselves, but thinking about ourselves less so that we put the interests and needs of others ahead of our own, just like Christ Jesus did for us. Sermon Text: Philippians 2:1-11