Message: “Love and Humility Christian Traits” from Pastor Joe

Joe Summers - February 13, 2022

Love and Humility Christian Traits

Love and Humility Christian Traits Lesson Objective:  As a follow-up to our prior discussion on traits of Christians and how we can help each other to further develop those traits with emphasis on love and humility. Scripture:  Luke 10: 25-27 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[c]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Introduction Love and humility are like  2 peas in a pod Love definition- God is love 1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4: 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Humility definition combination of meek and humble Matthew 11: 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls Matthew 5: 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10: 25-37 Luke 10: 25-28 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 26 He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How do you read it?" 27 And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." 28 And he said to him, "You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live." Was the lawyer showing humility by asking the question? Why do you think he asked the question? Luke 10: 29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Was he trying to do just enough to make it in? In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead.31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. Can you think of a similar situation? Why do you think that Christ use the priest and the Levite? Luke 10: 33-34 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn, and took care of him Samaritan was deeply hated by the Jews Samaritans were original Jews who after capture by Assyrians intermarried and had a separate understanding of the first five books of the Bible How did the Samaritan show love? Luke 10: 35 The next day he took out two denarii[e] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ The Samaritan went the extra mile. Do we go the extra mile when someone is in need? Luke 10: 36-37 Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” 37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise Did the lawyer change after his encounter with Christ? What is the significance of the last statement by Christ and what does it mean to us today Points to Ponder God is love How we show love demonstrates God for others One cannot love without having humility .

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