Message Series Group Discussion
Thinking like Jesus; 3.19.23
Thinking like Jesus creates unity.
Philippians 2:1-11; James 3:16-17; Psalm 133:1
Read Philippians 2:5-11. How would you describe God's character to someone who asks based on this passage? How does the fact that one day, every knee will bow and every tongue acknowledge Jesus as Lord make his suffering and death more meaningful to you?
In which situations do you need to think and act more like Jesus, particularly in laying aside your position or status and humbling yourself for the sake of others?
To create community, you can work on improving your conversation skills and demonstrating acts of service. In which areas may this be most helpful to others - your family, workplace, school, church, sports team, or elsewhere, and why?
True humility is thinking of yourself less and giving of yourself more. List one or two ways you can put both of those aspects of humility into practice to benefit others this week.
Where can you choose unity through humility even while you disagree with someone? This week, think of a specific situation where you can ask God for humility so you can promote unity, and share your plan of action with someone who will hold you accountable.
Father God, we praise you for the beautiful humility we see in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. We confess that we often choose to be selfish or conceited, which destroys the unity that is possible with humility. Please forgive us. Thank you for giving us many situations where we can grow in humility by thinking of ourselves less and giving of ourselves more. Help us to follow Jesus’ example by listening more intentionally, practicing acts of service, and choosing unity even when we disagree with others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.