The Humility of JohnApril 11, 2021 / John 3:22-36
The Humility of John – John 3:22-36
In trying to be by applying certain principles we actually end up struggling with .
Humility is a Christian that we should long for and .
Humility is not a product of one’s working to obtain it
“Humility is not the product of direct cultivation, rather it is a by-product. The more I try to be humble, the less shall I attain unto humility. But if I am truly occupied with that One who was ‘meek and lowly in heart,’ if I am constantly beholding His glory in the mirror of God’s Word, then shall I be ‘changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” AW Pink
Humility is a of our preoccupation with Christ
Often humility is but not
The purpose of the Messiah, according to John, was to deal with the problem that plagued humanity.
People from every came to hear John the Baptist
John was gladly heard by (the Tetrarch of Galilee) for a short time.
John was arrested and for telling Herod that it was for him to have his brother’s wife
Before John was imprisoned, Jesus’ was growing as well and some of disciples started to follow Jesus.
John didn’t relinquish his following to Jesus but he was actually .
I. John was aware of God’s and this was one thing that kept him humble.
A lot of people speak of God’s sovereignty but believe it only when it is convenient.
The simplicity of God: God isn’t a some total of (all that is in God is God)
II. John was very
John recognized himself (at least on one level) to be
III. John’s eyes were fixed on
John didn’t see himself as a mere guest but one that longed to hear from the and at his voice.
The sufficiency of Scripture: the Scripture that we have is enough when it comes to faith and practice.
“We accept the Bible as the infallible Word of God and the authoritative guide for faith and practice.” USMB CONFESSION OF FAITH
Illustration: Walking through the long spinning barrel
True humility is not but actually gives one .