Humility is the right way. We all want our heroes to carry themselves in a humble manner. We want our leaders to do that. We resonate with this idea. 

Discussion Questions

Start Talking

  • Who has been a King Richard in your life?
  • What are some of the foundations that they taught you?
  • What tough lesson did you learn from them?
  • Who in your life do you feel exemplifies a life of humility?

Read This

  • Read Matthew 5:3.
    • When you hear the words “poor in spirit”, what does that mean to you?
    • We have nothing we bring to God. There is no reason for Him to choose us or love us. How does that change how you feel about coming to God?
  •  Read Luke 8:9-14.
    • Have you ever felt confident in your own righteousness? I am good enough. I don’t need a Savior. 
    • Have you ever felt more like the tax collector? Not worthy. I need God’s mercy.
  • Living in the Christian life and experiencing the happiness Jesus talks of, requires a constant and continual admission that in yourself, you’re nothing, and your only strength comes in the midst of your own admission of weakness. 
    • Why do we struggle with humility?
    • What are some things in our culture that influence our belief in our own self-reliance instead of relying on Jesus?

What Now

How do you become poor in spirit?

  • Look at God and compare yourself to Him. 
    • How do you compare?
    • Why do prefer to compare ourselves to others?
  • Embrace your neediness.
    • Why do we have a hard time admitting our neediness?
    • What are some areas of your life that you are needy in right now?
    • How can we as a group support you?

Have you admitted your need for Jesus?

Do you have needs that you are ignoring?

Additional Resources

Bible Reading Plan 

Scripture: Matthew 7:7-12

Song: “Echo” by Steven Furtick, Chris Brown, Israel Houghton, Matthew Ntlele, Alexdd PappasSong: “Back to Life” by Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham, Chris Davenport, Reuben Morgan, Ben Fielding, Zahriya Zachary