Sunday, October 4, 2020

Questions: Humility

We provide questions each week based on the topic of our service for our Verve Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Group, feel free to use them on your own.

This week we started a new series called The Separation Of Church And Hate by talking about Humility.

  • Where do you love winning the most? Where does your competitive spirit really come out? In that area, what do you love most about winning?
  • There are three goals with our new Separation of Church and Hate series:
    • To really follow Jesus, putting our faith filter ahead of our political filter.
    • To prioritize and be passionate about Jesus’ heart and reputation.
    • To put love above everything; disagreeing politically but loving unconditionally.
    • What do you think about those three goals? Do they seem worth pursuing to you? Why or why not?
  • Read Philippians 2:1-8
  • We are told to “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves” (Philippians 2:3).
    • Have you ever known someone who really lived that way? What was special about how that person lived his or her life?
  • Jesus “did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage” (Philippians 2:6).
    • Why do you think Jesus was willing to lay down His power as God to become human and serve others?
  • We learned this week that, “In God’s Kingdom people give up power instead of grasping at it. And people use the power they do have to serve others, never themselves.”
    • What do you think is most difficult about actually living that way?
    • What most appeals to you about actually living that way?
    • What power (influence, resources, etc.) do you have, and how could you use it to serve others?
    • What could you do this week?