Dive Deeper into Jeremy's Message "Joy in Humility"

 

  1. What nostalgic memories or experiences from your childhood helped teach you about putting others first?

 

  1. Read Philippians 2:1-4. What specific instructions does Paul give the Philippians about having unity, love and purpose? How can we apply these today?

 

  1. Why is humility such an essential ingredient for producing the fruit of the Spirit in our lives?

 

  1. Jesus left the glories of heaven to become a humble servant. What aspects of His incarnation and life on earth demonstrate profound humility?

 

  1. Contrast the attitudes and postures of the Pharisee and tax collector in Luke 18:9-14. What can we learn about pride versus humility?

 

  1. How can constantly reminding others of your skills/achievements be a form of selfishness? How can we avoid this tendency?

 

  1. Jesus washed the disciples’ feet in John 13 as an example of humility. When have you experienced an act of humble service that impacted you?

 

  1. What are some practical ways we can “forget ourselves long enough to lend a helping hand” to others?

 

  1. How can practicing humility in our closest relationships (family, friends) prepare us to be humble in other contexts?

 

  1. Jeremy says humbling ourselves before God allows Him to exalt us. What does this process look like practically?

 

  1. Are there any areas of pride/selfishness in your life that are hindering joy in your relationships? How can you address this?

 

  1. Of the tips given (forget self, practice humility, humble before God), which resonates most with you for growing in humility? Why?

 

Study Questions for Joy in Humility (pdf)