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Gospel Meeting                Joshua Thornhill Index

Learning True Discipleship

Looking To Jesus

Philippians 2:8

Introduction: We have already discussed what is discipleship, and the cost of discipleship. Today, we will take a look at the life of Jesus and the example He left us.

 

I. Humility

                A. Humility of Jesus:

                                1. Demonstrated in leaving heaven: Philippians 2:5-8

                                2. Jesus was humble in heart: Matthew 11:29, 1 Peter 2:21

                                3. Christ came to serve others: Matthew 20:28, John 13:1-17 (the master became the servant)

                B. We must humble:

                                1. Sin is a result of a lack of humility: 1 Samuel 15:17

                                2. We must have the humility that Jesus showed: Philippians 2:5, Matthew 5:3

                                3. The Bible condemns pride: Proverbs 6:16-19, 16:18, 1 Peter 5:5-6

4. We need to be humble: Proverbs 16:19, 18:12

5. Humble yourself as the little child: Matthew 18:2-4

                                6. Pride and humility contrasted: Luke 18:9-14

                                                               

II. Obedience   

A. Jesus was obedient in all things: Philippians 2:8, John 6:38

B. Jesus learned obedience by the things He suffered: Hebrews 5:8

                                1. Is not just doing what you want: Matthew 26:39, James 2:10

                                2. Is not always desirable or enjoyable: 2 Timothy 4:2, 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 1 Corinthians 5

                                3. Is not always fair: Ezekiel 18:4, Luke 23:39-41

                                4. May mean standing alone: John 6:26, 66, 68; Matthew 26:43

                                5. Involves self-denial: Matthew 26:39, 16:24,

                C. We must be obedient to God: Matthew 7:21-23, Hebrews 5:9, John 3:36, 1 John 2:17

D. Nothing less than complete and total obedience will be accepted: James 2:10, 1 Samuel 15

E. If we truly love God, we will obey Him: John 14:15, 1 John 5:2-3

F. Condemnation awaits the disobedient: 2 Thessalonians 1:8, Hebrews 4:1-11

G. Our righteousness must exceed the scribes and Pharisees: Matthew 5:19-20

 

Conclusion: In order to be a true disciple, we must follow the example of our great King, Jesus Christ. Let us humble ourselves and obey God in every point. Are you obedient to God?