Series Big Idea: Following Jesus by obeying his teachings makes me better at life.
Teaching Big Idea: I overcome my pride and prejudices by taking my place to serve.
Begin in prayer: Begin in praise and prayer for humility.
Talk It Over:
Ice Breaker: What are some of the places and ways in which you see pride?
Questions: What is pride?
- How much do I dislike it when other people snub me, or refuse to take any
notice of me, or show off?
- The more irritated I get, the more pride I have.
How did you do? Did the “test” make you uncomfortable?
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
Is it easier to see it in yourself or others?
What is prejudice?
Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly. Leviticus 19:15
How does humility work against pride and prejudice? How does serving?
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17
Challenge: Discuss how you can flip pride and prejudice to serving. Who will you serve?
Conclude in Prayer: Pray to see clearly how to flip pride to serving.