When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable:
“When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited.
If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place.
But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests.
For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Summary: Jesus uses a couple of etiquette lessons to teach true humility. The point is simple (and repeated throughout scripture): If we lift ourselves up, God will put us down. If we lift others up, God will lift us up.
Summary: Jesus teaches a lesson on the Christian Virtue of Genuine Christ like Humility. He tells us that A. We can possess a life of humility. B. First we have to see ourselves realistically C. We have to see ourselves in Him - In Christ.
Summary: Sometimes we need an analysis of how we view ourselves in order to determine if we are actually humble or not. This sermon contains an mini-quiz to that effect and also the testimony of John Piper in an article from 2010 where he was struggling with pride
Summary: Humility is disdained by this world but the Kingdom of God and the citizens of Heaven are those who are contrite and humble. Sometimes we need to examine ourselves to see if we are prideful or humble. Hopefully this sermon helps us with that examination.
Summary: Our soul is far more valuable .then anything shiny trinket that this world can offer. Far too many seek fulfillment only from what this world can offer. It is time to let Go of the shiny trinkets. Beloved, Let Go and let God!
Summary: The subject today is grace and I want to show that “The Way of Grace Is Clearly Different”.
I. In How We Think of Ourselves
II. In How We Treat Others
III. In How We Are Rewarded
Summary: If we feel called to service for Christ, then in order to be of use to Jesus, we need to serve Him without any hope of recognition or reward. We should take the lowest seat and wait to be moved up in the eyes of Christ.