A LIVING HOPE: Clothed In Humility – the Difference It Makes! 1 Peter 5:5-7

TUESDAY 7/7/20  1 Peter 5:5-7
 
How would you personally describe humility?
 
Describe the characteristics of someone who has been in your life and displayed humility.
 
D.L. Moody made the statement, “Be humble or you will stumble!”
Why would the lack of humility cause a person to stumble?
 
In verse five Peter motivates/tells the younger people in the church to submit/respect the Elders.
Why would this be important?
 
What do the elders (those who are older) offer to those younger and to the church?
 
Spend time today praying for the leadership at First Baptist Church and for those who are older.
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY 7/8/20  1 Peter 5:5-7
 
Peter continues in verse 6 saying to:  “clothe yourselves all with humility towards one another…”
What is the meaning of “clothe yourselves”?
 
Read Philippians 2:5-11
 
When Peter writes “all of you” he means the whole church (everyone) – …with humility towards one another…
 
The church is made up of all ages – all generations.  What would the younger generation have to offer to the church and to older generations?
 
Peter challenges all of us to show humility towards each other.  What would our church look like with all ages showing humility towards each other?
 
Read John 13:1-13.
 
Spend time today praying for humility individually and as a church family.  Pray that the spirit of humility would result in lives being changed and the glory of God being lifted up in Madison County.
 
 
 
THURSDAY 7/9/20  1 Peter 5:5-7
 
In the last part of verse five, Peter said, “…for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
 
Why does God oppose the proud?
 
Read Luke 14:11, James 4:6.
 
Why is humility essential to our relationship with God?  (our conversion and our spiritual growth)
 
Why does God oppose/hate pride?
 
Read 1 John 2:16.
 
What are some of the characteristics of a prideful person?
 
How does pride hinder our relationships with God?  With other people?  How can pride affect a church?
 
The old and the young (all ages) are to have the action of submission and the attitude of humility!
 
Spend time today asking the Lord to reveal to you any prideful areas in your life that are a hindrance to relationships and most of all to your spiritual growth.
 
 
 
FRIDAY 7/10/20  1 Peter 5:5-7
 
What is the meaning of verse six?
 
How important is it that we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God?
 
What does humbling yourself under God’s mighty hand look like in your life?
 
Describe the meaning of “the mighty hand of God.”
 
What are some of the reasons for us to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God?
 
Verse six ends with “…so that at the proper time He may exalt you,”
 
Describe the difference between your timing and God’s timing.
 
Do you struggle with the idea of waiting on God’s timing?
 
Why is it vital we meet the conditions of verses five and six enabling us to claim the promise of verse seven?
 
Verse seven “casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.”
 
“Casting” means throwing – giving.
 
List the anxieties or worries you have at this time (struggles, stress).
 
Identify your anxieties and worries.
Describe how your anxieties/worries are presently affecting you.  (or in the past)
 
Has it had an impact on others – your marriage – family – friends – your relationship with the Lord?
 
What would happen if you cast all (give to the Lord) your anxieties and worries?
 
ow would it impact your health – your relationships – and especially your relationship with the Lord?
 
What will it take for you to do it?
 
Imagine how your life would be impacted.  (and others)
 
Humility of mind is protection against anxiety!  Read Philippians 4:6-7.
 
Why should we?  “…because He cares for you.”
 
It’s your choice!
  • The action of submission!
  • The attitude of humility!
  • Under the mighty Hand of God!
 
Close today praying for God to reveal your anxieties/worries and to give you the desire and humility to cast/give them to the Lord!
 
 
 
SATURDAY 7/11/20
 
Read through 1 Peter 5:8-9
 
Apply these verses to your life.
 
Identify your struggles and spiritual warfare in your life.
 
How can you stand firm in the midst of temptations, evil, and chaos in our world today?
 
Pray for the service tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. 
“The State of the Church!”
 
Pray also for FBC KIDZ Hour at 12:00 Noon – ‘SuperHeroes.”