Followers: Pope Francis
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Philippians 2:3-4
This Sunday we talked about Pope Francis. Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic church, he is responsible for 1.2 billion people. Many have said that Pope Francis is HUMBLE because he chooses to wear simple clothes, drive a small car and live in an apartment when gold robes, limos and castles are offered. But, more than this, Pope Francis cares for people. He helps the poor and the sick. He wants justice and honesty. He follows Jesus.
1 – What does the word humble mean?
2 – Do you know anyone who is humble? What does he/she do that stands out as being humble?
Read Matthew 23: 1-12
3 – In this passage Jesus is talking about the Pharisees and the teachers of the law. Today, we don’t have Pharisees or teachers of the law, but we do have priests and pastors. What were the Pharisees doing? (verse 4-7) Did Jesus think this was right? (verse 3) How does Jesus want them, and us, to act? (verse 12)
Read Philippians 2:1-11
4 – This passage reminds us that Jesus was humble. And, that we are all called to be like Him. Therefore, we are to be HUMBLE: “value others above ourselves”. What can you do to show humility, be humble?
Sit with your family and make a list of encouraging words. Now think of someone you know that might need a little encouraging today. Make them a gift package and be sure to include some of those encouraging words.