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Summary: 5 Steps for Spiritual Disciplines.

The world says one ascends into greatness, the bible reveals that one descends into greatness.

Philippians 2:5-11

1. The Way Up is Down!

Wayne, age eleven, "Dear God, my dad thinks he is you. Please straighten him out."

James 4:6 "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble." (HCSB)

Consider--means to calculate. The word implies a conscious judgment resting on carefully weighted facts.

Philippians 2:7-8

Question: What is the Road of Humility?

2. Steps to Humility!

You must become aware of Pride!

President Harry Truman "I was here by accident and I try to remember where I came from and where I am going back to."

Dispel the Myths!

The Myth: "God helps those who help themselves!"

Allow God to Work!

James 4:10 "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you." (HCSB)

Follow God's Lead!

Philippians 2:9 "For this reason God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name." (HCSB)

Powerful Lessons: Only in giving, we receive. Only in losing, we win. Only in dying, we live. Only in humility, we are exalted.

Question: Will you humble yourself before the Lord today?

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