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Relationships Part 3: More Selfless, Less Selfish
August 15, 2021

Relationships Part 3: More Selfless, Less Selfish

August 15, 2021

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Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

Behind every successful relationship are two people trying to put the other first. 

Behind almost every struggling relationship are two people trying to put themselves first. 

Philippians 2:1-2 (Message)

If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care

Philippians 2:1-2 (Message)

then do me a favor: 

Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. 

Philippians 2:3-4

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. 

Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Two negative attitudes to eliminate 

  1. SELFISH AMBITION: 
  • Am I spending too much energy trying to be right?

Two negative attitudes to eliminate 

 2. VAIN CONCEIT: “Empty Glory” (Empty self-promotion)

  • Do I come across as needing to be self-important and a self-promoter?

“Seeking to win followers”

Philippians 2:3-4

Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

One attitude to cultivate

HUMILITY

One attitude to cultivate

HUMILITY

Is not thinking less of yourself. 

It is thinking about yourself less. 

`C.S. Lewis

Philippians 2:4

…look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of the others.

VALUE OTHERS

View the other person as if they are the most important person in the room.

Philippians 2:5

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in very nature God,  did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;

Philippians 2:7 

rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself 

by becoming obedient to death—  

even death on a cross!

Behind every successful relationship are two people trying to put the other first. 

Behind almost every struggling relationship are two people trying to put themselves first. 

 

 

CHALLENGE

What’s one selfless thing I can do for someone I love this week?

 

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