We all know that love is important, right?
Jesus tells us to love God with our whole being, and to love our neighbours as ourselves (Mark 12:28-34). In 1 Corinthians 13: 13 we are famously reminded, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
Plus, Jesus even tells us to love our enemies! (Matthew 5:43-48)
And yup, that can be hard to do!
But a part of the reason it’s so hard is because of our pride, ego and naturally selfish ways. In fact, hundreds of years ago, the church Father Augustine called pride the core sin.
That’s why we need to intentionally cultivate the cardinal virtue: Humility.
In this podcast (sermon) from May 5, 2019 at Westminster Church in Barrie, I explore Mark 8: 34-38 and Mark 12:28-34 and explain what humility is, what biblical love is, why humility lays the groundwork for living ethically as Jesus’ people of love, and four practical suggestions to help get us there.
It’s Part 3 in our current teaching series called “Apprenticeship 2.0: Working more closely with the Master to learn the Master’s craft more clearly.”
I think you should listen in. After all, anything less than what Jesus wants for us is an unworthy focus for our lives…