Beyond the Weekend

April 20 | Humility a New Way

April 20, 2023


And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Philippians 2:8

Read: Philippians 2:5-8
Philippians 2


Status. Prestige. Honor. Power. Wealth. These are the values of the first century. The more a person had, the more they’re respected. Jesus steps into this world and turns its values upside down. Christianity is different because Jesus is different. Someone in a high position would’ve never humbled themselves. Jesus does. He’s God, yet he humbles himself by coming to live on earth. He models a lifestyle of service. He’s willing to die even though he does nothing wrong. He submits himself to the most shameful and humiliating way to die, on a Roman cross. This is the genesis of a new way of life—Christianity (the way of Christ) in a humble God-man who instructs his followers to live lives of humility.

Christians are called to live a life of humility. Following Jesus means developing his character inside. Some practical ways we live humble lives are by giving people the benefit of the doubt, offering to help around the house, asking more questions instead of talking about ourselves, being willing to share credit or give it to others and helping someone learn how to do something. A life of Christlike humility isn’t a one-time thing we check off. It’s a revolution of our values. It’s looking at life completely different than the rest of the world.


Remember humility is a life-long journey. It’s a partnership with the Holy Spirit to transform us from the inside out. It requires intentionality with our actions but also a change in our hearts. One great way to change our heart is to focus on the person of Jesus. We can do this by memorizing Bible passages like Philippians 2:5-8. There are lots of helpful ways to remember a passage like this. One way is to place it in numerous places where you see it regularly. Try a sticky note on a bathroom mirror, on your computer screen, on your dashboard, on your phone lock screen or by your nightstand. Intentionally reading it every time you see it will store it in your memory.


Join us all of 2023 developing a different spiritual practice each month. SPIRITUAL PRACTICES are intentional regular activities to deepen our relationship with God and mold us to be more like Jesus.

April is CONFESSION. Keep track of our spiritual practices at

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