The Hidden Jewel of Humility (1 of 4)
I John 2:6
August 14, 2005
I have entitled our series The Hidden Jewel of Humility because humility, though of great value, like a jewel, is something rarely discovered, but when found, becomes a prized possession to its owner.
QUOTE: Someone wrote, "Humility is found in a vast ocean of still waters which run very deep. At the bottom lies self-esteem. At first, going within the ocean is like journeying into an unknown area of immense darkness. But, just as exploration can lead to buried treasures, one searching his or her inner world can find jewels buried in the depths. And the jewel buried deepest - which shines the brightest and gives the most light - is humility.1
Proverbs 22:4, By humility and the fear of the Lord are
riches, and honor, and life.
"CHRIST, OUR EXAMPLE"
TEXT: 1 John 2:6, He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
INTRODUCTION: There have been many down through the centuries who have been exemplary in the way they have lived their lives, but there has never been One greater than Jesus Christ--He has outshined them all. He is our Example Setter. With that, let me give you two things:
I. Setting the Example in Humility
II. Following the Example in Humility
I. SETTING THE EXAMPLE IN HUMILITY
A. With His Life
1. Jesus began His life in humility: From His birth in a stable at Bethlehem, to His boyhood experiences in Nazareth, Jesus lived a life of humility. His early years were years of relative obscurity. Being the stepson of a carpenter, He, nor his family had any particular social standing. And when people heard where He was from they said, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?"
a. I tell you; the greatest Person who ever lived came out of that city. Jesus was and is the King of Kings and the Lord of Glory. He had created and commanded the universe. Multitudes of angels had worshipped Him, saying ...
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