Humility in Jesus (John 14:21, James 4:13-17, Matthew 23:11-12, 1 Corinthians 8:5-6, Colossians 1:15-16, Colossians 1:21-22, Romans 5:14, Romans 5:18-19, John 1:12-13, Ephesians 1:3-4, Philippians 3:20-21, Proverbs 22:4, Acts 20:18-21, Titus 3:1-2, 2 Timothy 2:19-26)

Jack Graham, 05/21/2017
Part of the Various Sermons series, preached at a Sunday Evening service


Sunday (PM) May 21: 201 7

John 14:21 b: "l will love him and manifest myself to him." Manifest means to be known. to reveat one's self. Three things that are manifested in a believer:

1. Humility
2. Happiness
3. Holiness

Quote: "If you want make God laugh, tell Him your plans." Woody Allen. We can add to that, 'lf you want to make God laugh louder, tell Him you're smart" We make our plans but it is God who controls them. James 4:13-17

Quote: "l believe that the first test of a truly great man is his humility." John Ruskin
Mathew 23: 11-12

What is humility?

1. An illusive virtue. (hard to wrap your hands around; you think you got it, then you don't)
2. Very' fragile. (hard to control or maintain)
3. Next-door neighbor to "Pride." (selfishness, all about ME!)
4. True humility is keeping one's eyes on Jesus Christ, the Main Thing. 1 Corinthians 8:54 and Colossians 1:15-16a; 21-22

We are a new creation. We have transferred our trust in self to our trust in Jesus.
We are longer in the line of Adam, but are, however, in the line of Christ.
Romans 5:14a. 18-19

What does it mean to be IN CHRIST?

1. John 1:12-13: We were born again!
2. Ephesians 1:3-4: Given every spiritual blessing!
3. Philippians 3:20-21: Citizens of Heaven!

in Closing, what the Bible says about Humility:

1.Proverbs 22:4: The value of Humility!
2. Acts 20:18-21: Paul's Testimony!
3. Titus 3: 1-2: Who we are!
4. 2 Timothy 2:19-26: We are vessels (utensils), teachers of God!


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John 14:21

21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” (ESV)

James 4:13-17

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. (ESV)

Matthew 23:11-12

11 The greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. (ESV)

1 Corinthians 8:5-6

For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. (ESV)

Colossians 1:15-16

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. (ESV)

Colossians 1:21-22

21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, (ESV)

Romans 5:14

14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. (ESV)

Romans 5:18-19

18 Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. 19 For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous. (ESV)

John 1:12-13

12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. (ESV)

Ephesians 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love (ESV)

Philippians 3:20-21

20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. (ESV)

Proverbs 22:4

The reward for humility and fear of the Lord
is riches and honor and life. (ESV)

Acts 20:18-21

18 And when they came to him, he said to them:

“You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, 19 serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews; 20 how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house, 21 testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. (ESV)

Titus 3:1-2

3:1 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. (ESV)

2 Timothy 2:19-26

19 But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”

20 Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. 21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.

22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. (ESV)

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