Ministry: Spiritual Preparation


  1. The King is Announced: EXALT Him. (Mk 1:1-8)

  2. How to humble yourself:

  3. The King is Affirmed: EMBRACE Him. (Mk 1:9-11)

  4. The King is Accomplished: JOIN Him. (Mk 1:12-13)
Hebrews 4:15 - For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Mark 1:1-13

Mark 1:7 shows John the Baptist’s humility. Rate yourself in these categories 1 to 10.

  • 1 = “I am so prideful in this area. I haven’t humbled myself at all!”
  • 10 = “I am so humble in this area, I have zero pride issues here. I am a regular Moses.” (I don’t imagine many 10s on a humility test, but if it’s true, it’s true!)
  1. I am serious about my sin. I regularly deal with it with God and confess it to others. I admit my weaknesses.
  2. I submit to authority. I know who my authority is, and I joyfully submit ­ at work, at church, in my home.”
  3. I serve others, putting their needs ahead of my own.
  4. I seek assistance and forgiveness from others.

Breakout Questions:

Pray for each other in the areas you struggle in humility.