Faith Like a Child (#3 Matt. 18:1-6) Includes Special Anniversary Testimony

Sermon Date: 
Aug 04 2019
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SERMON STUDY NOTES FOR FURTHER REFLECTION

WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
Philippians 2:3-4: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

MAIN TEXT: Matthew 18:1-6

INTRODUCTION
• Reliance on Jesus to Self-Reliance
• Kingdom Heart for Heavenly Presence

BIBLICAL BACKGROUND/CONTEXT
• Disciples Experience Jesus’ Glory (Matt. 17)
• Disciples Seek Positional Status over Others
• Disciples MUST TURN to Childlike Humility
• Disciples are NOT to be a Stumbling Block

LIFE PRINCIPLES / APPLICATION
• Character not Competition
– pride & power replaced with humility for service
– a humble church is a healthy church
• Welcome & Encourage Babes in Christ
– remove the stumbling block preventing others to grow

CONCLUSION
•True Kingdom Greatness is the Virtue of Humility
•Keep to Childlike Humility for Kingdom Blessings

GROWING DEEPER
1. How did this message challenge you?
2. What do you think motivated the disciples to ask about greatness?
3. How do children reveal Christ-like humility? What are the implications for you to apply?
4. What are some possible ways you could be a stumbling block for young believers?
5. What steps will you take, with the Spirit’s help, to keep humble and gentle towards others?

Humbled by God's grace,
Pastor Trevor