Be Holy: Confronting Sin

Be Holy: Confronting Sin // Selfishness

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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. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage; rather, He made Himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Philippians 2:3-8


But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves2 Timothy 3:1-2

Characteristics of Selfishness

  • Selfishness Makes You Fight More (Genesis 4:1-16)
         - “Selfish people often mistake selfishness for strength. It takes no talent, no intelligence, no self-control, and no effort to sacrifice other people for your ego.” - Anonymous
  • Selfishness Kills Your Joy (Mark 10:17-27)
  • Selfishness Sets Unrealistic Expectations
  • Selfishness Rejects Getting Better or Receiving Help 

Oftentimes, the primary source of information that we get for ourselves is from ourselves.

The secret of joy is to get off of “selfie mode and look at something better and bigger than yourself. 

The antidote to self-centeredness is humility. (Philippians 2:3-4; 6-8) 

  • Humble people serve. 
  • Humble people care.
  • Humble people love

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