A Humble Heart

Pastor Jay continues his “Guard Your Heart” series this week, with a sermon titled “A Humble Heart”, based on Matthew 11:29 and Philippians 2:1-11.

Matthew 11:29 (ESV)

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Philippians 2:1-11 (ESV)

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

If you want to be like Jesus you need a humble heart.

  1. A humble heart takes the position of a servant to others.
  2. A humble heart is not conceited.
  3. A humble heart counts others as more important.
  4. A humble heart pursues the interests of others.
  5. A humble heart does not grasp at rights and privileges.
  6. A humble heart is obedient to God’s plan.
  7. A humble heart receives its reward from God.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • Do you find it hard to put others first? Why?
  • How would you describe a humble heart?
  • What does the opposite of a humble heart look like?
  • How can you show a humble heart at home this week?