Humility and Giftedness

After entreating us in vv 1-2 to offer ourselves to God as living sacrifices so that we may resist conformity and begin to live a transformed life, the apostle Paul tells us to think of ourselves with “sober judgment”, with humility.  This involves seeing ourselves from God’s perspective and as part of a larger whole, the Body of Christ in the world.  “Humility is not thinking less of yourself.  It is thinking of yourself less.”  With humility we are set free to use the particular gifts that God has given each of us in the service of Christ and God’s Kingdom.  May God grant each of us this empowering humility!

peace, Ernie

Summer Sermon Series Schedule:

June 6 – Living a Transformed Life (Romans 12:1-2)

June 13 – Humility and Giftedness (Romans 12:3-8)

June 20 – Genuine Love (Romans 12:9-10)

June 27 – Keep the Fire Burning (Romans 12:11)

July 4 – Tools for Tough Times (Romans 12:12)

July 11 – Contribute to the Needs of the Saints (Romans 12:13a)

July 18 – Welcoming Strangers (Romans 12:13b)

July 25 – Blessing our Enemies (Romans 12:14)

Aug 1 – Rejoicing and Weeping Together (Romans 12:15)

Aug 8 – Peace and Harmony, If Possible (Romans 12:16-18)

Aug 15 – Overcoming Evil with Good (Romans 12:19-21)