session 13: humility


How would you define a humble person?

Teaching Time:


Matthew 5:5 says that "the meek (some translations say humble) will inherit the Earth".  How does meekness and humility compare to each other?

Read Luke 14:7-14

  • What does this passage tell us about humility? 
  • What does this passage say about those who try to "exalt themselves"?

Read James 4:1-10

  • What does this passage teach us about being humble?
  • What reason does this give on why God wants us to humble ourselves?
  • How is our heart towards God revealed through our relationship with the world?

Read 2 Chronicles 7:12-18

  • What does God say about those who humble themselves from His temple?
  • What rewards from Heaven occurs when we show humility towards God?
  • How long will God watch over and care for His temple.

Read 1 Corinthians 6:19

  • What does this passage tell us about God's Temple?
  • Considering what we read in 2 Chronicles, what does this passage tell us about when and where we should humble ourselves?
  • Who has the ability to be forgiven of sins, healed, and have their prayers heard by God?

Read 2 Samuel 12:1-13

  • What does this passage teach us about humility?
  • What drove David to repentance in verse 13?  How does humility relate to repentance?
  • What does this passage teach us about God's heart for honesty and submission before Him?

Where do we get it wrong?

  • Meekness is weakness.
  • Humility is just telling people your sorry and admitting your wrong.
  • Humility means not using your strengths.
  • Humility is thinking less of yourself.
  • I don't have to completely submit to authority to be restored.

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