Consider one another better than yourselves

5 12 2013

Housegroup was called off this evening for various reasons, so seems the perfect opportunity to put up my notes from the last in the One Another series 🙂

Galatians 6vv3-5 and Philippians 2vv3-11

This command is the starting point for any of the one another commands.

False teachers think their self-righteousness is in keeping the law, but we are robed in Christ’s righteousness.
Those that see themselves as spiritual elite don’t want to help and get their hands dirty.

There’s a story that says Muhammed Ali was once on a flight, and when asked to put on a seatbelt, replied “Superman don’t need no seatbelt”. To which the air stewardess responded: “Superman don’t need no airplane either”. (Can’t remember how that anecdote tied in, but definitely seemed worth sharing!)

To carry someone else’s burdens we have to put our own down for a while. It can be costly.

Christ became nothing for us so that we might inherit everything. We can serve others, recognising that they are robed children of God.

There is a correct form of pride, not that compares self to others, but we can take pride in ourselves because Christ has poured Grace into our lives.

We don’t need self esteem classes, we just need the Gospel.

Christ died for us, we should be proud that we have been saved and adopted into God’s family.

“for each one should carry their own load.” – Galatians 6v5
and
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ.” – Galatian 6v5
seem contradictory. But the Greek for ‘load’ is not the same as the Greek for ‘burden’.
A burden would be something like a massive container, something that is too big for one person.
A load would be a rucksack, something that is our responsibility.

Our responsibility is doing everything for the Glory of God. Using our gifts to build His kingdom.

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