Humble Growth Caused by Devotion to God

Janet Aucoin March 3, 2017

This is the first class in the fourth series of classes of the Women’s Foundation series.

This series explores what it looks like when the Holy Spirit is working in your life to develop the character of Christ in you.


 

I. Welcome

II. Intro To Faith Women’s Foundation and This Series

III.  Growth As A Believer 

A.  The Creation ____________________– Gen 1:26-28

  1. Bear the Image and ____________________ of God Accurately
  2. Be ____________________  and multiply
  3. Rule and have ____________________
  4. ____________________ the earth

B.  ____________________Grow?

                1.  ____________________ (2 Peter 3:18)

                2.  ____________________ (I Cor 3:1-3; II Cor 3:18)

                3.  To enjoy ____________________ (I Peter 2:2-3)

C.  ____________________To Grow

  1. ____________________ (Phil 3:12, Phil 4:9; I Tim 4:7; Heb 5:14; Heb 12:11)
  2. Correctly ____________________ (Luke 10:27-28; I Cor 10:31)
  3. Correct ____________________ – Eph 4:22-24; Gal 5:19-23

                                a.  Put Off – the acts of the ____________________ (Gal 5:19-21)

                                b.  ____________________Your Mind

                                c.  Put On – the fruit of the ____________________ (Gal 5:22-23)

                4.  ____________________to the Vine – John 15

5.  ____________________and not dependent upon personality – 2 Peter 1:3-8; 2 Tim 3:16-17

 

D.  How ____________________To Grow

                1.  Not a ____________________pursuit to know your spiritual gifts (Rom 12:6-8; I Cor 12:4-11; I Cor 12:28)

                2.  Not motivated out of prideful selfish ____________________ (Eph 4:15-16; Phil 2:3; James 3:16)

                3.  Not using ____________________– I Tim 4:7

IV.  Devotion To God – (15 min)

A.  A Life ____________________to God – II Cor 5:14-15

B.  Consists of :

                1.  The ____________________of God – Jer 32:40, Acts 9:31; Rom 3:18; Phil 2:12; I Peter 1:17; Heb 10:19; Heb 12:28-29; Is 6:1-7

2.  The ____________________of God – I John 4:8-10; Rom 8:31-39

                a.  As seen in the ____________________ (I John 4:9-10)

                b.  As seen in the life of ____________________ (Rom 5:8; 2 Cor 5:21; Eph 4:32)

3.  A ____________________for God – Psalm 42:1-2; Psalm 27:4; Psalm 63:1-3; Phil 3:10; Is 26:9

V.  Humility

A.  ____________________– the opposite of humility

                1.  Definitions (From Pride to Humility by Stuart Scott)

a.  Pride: “The mindset of self (a ____________________mindset rather than that of a servant):  a focus on self and the service of self, a pursuit of self-recognition and self-exaltation, and a desire to control and use all things for self.”

b.  Humility “The mindset of Christ (a ____________________mindset):  a focus on God and others, a pursuit of the recognition and the exaltation of God, and a desire to glorify and please God in all things and by all things He has given.”

B.   Humility in our relationship with God 

                1.  Requires a ____________________view of God

                2.  Requires a ____________________view of self – I Tim 5:10

                3.  Requires a ____________________view of others (John 13:34,35; I John 4:21)

C. Christ, the ____________________example of humility (Phil 2:5-11, esp vs 8)

D.  Manifestations:

                1.  Of Pride (From Pride to Humility by Stuart Scott)

  1. ____________________against or passing judgment on God
  2. A lack of gratitude in general
  3. ____________________
  4. Seeing yourself as better than others
  5. Having an ____________________view of your importance, gifts, and abilities
  6. Being focused on the lack of your gifts and abilities
  7. ____________________
  8. Talking too much
  9. Talking too much about yourself
  10. Seeking ____________________or control
  11. Being consumed with what others think
  12. Being devastated or angered by criticism
  13. Being ____________________
  14. Being sarcastic, hurtful, or degrading
  15. A lack of service
  16. A lack of ____________________
  17. Being defensive or blame-shifting
  18. A lack of admitting when you’re wrong
  19. A lack of asking ____________________
  20. A lack of biblical prayer
  21. ____________________authority or being disrespectful
  22. Voicing preferences or opinions when not asked
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Janet Aucoin

Janet is the wife of Pastor Brent Aucoin. She serves as the Director of Women’s Ministries, speaks at conferences and retreats, and assists Brent in the college ministry.