Week 2: Choosing Jesus’ Humble Way

Family Time (15 mins)
  • Vision: Invite someone to share your Lifegroup’s vision.
  • Connect question: Who is someone you look up to as a humble person / leader, and how do you see humility in them?
  • Announcements (see epicentre.org/events)
  • God-story Sharing (5 min): (something you can ask people to sign up to do ahead of time) have one person share the way they've seen God move in their life lately. End in having someone else do a short prayer of thanks & blessing for that person.  

Worship (10-15 min) 
Today’s songs focus on having a heart of humility. If these are unfamiliar songs to you, you can listen in a style called audio divina (“divine listening”): read the lyrics and meditate on the song to center yourself on Jesus and choose his way of humility. See if any words or phrases are highlighted to you.

Scripture Discussion (25-30 mins) 
Either get into small groups of 3-4, or stay as a large group. Have a few people read it out loud.

Philippians 2:1-11, NLT
Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? 2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.
3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, 8 he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. 9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

  • What stands out to you from this passage? How does Paul invite us to live and treat one another? 
  • What do we learn about humility from Jesus? 
  • What’s a takeaway for you personally from this scripture about living out Jesus' love and humility?

Sharing & prayer
Get into small groups of 3-4 if you haven’t already. Have everyone share: 
What are you thankful for? What do you need God’s help in? How can we pray for you to live out Jesus’ humility in your life?

Pray for each other. Ask God for a scripture, word of encouragement, etc. for each other when you pray. If people aren’t comfortable sharing or praying, that is totally okay!

  • Churchwide HOPE Room: Saturday, May 4th, 6-8 PM A time and space for us to come together as one body, corporately, to pray, hear God's voice, and worship together at the church office.
  •  Weekly Sunday Prayer - Every Sunday at 9:30 am, we gather to pray for our church community and invite God's presence.  Meet us in the gym near the worship band.
  • Books & Bake Discipleship School Fundraiser,  April 28 after service - be ready to support our Dschool students in prayer and finances as they support raise for their trips to Korea and Orange County!

All event details found at epicentre.org/events!