BEING A BELIEVER EVERYDAY

Rom 12:3-5; Selected Scriptures
By
D.Z. Cofield, Th. M., D. Min.
June 6, 2021

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 145:1-6 (NLT2) – I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever. 2 I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever. 3 Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness. 4 Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power. 5 I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles. 6 Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue; I will proclaim your greatness.

1. EVERYDAY you need to see yourself PROPERLY.

Romans 12:3 (ESV) – For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

A. You need to have a proper view of YOURSELF.

Romans 12:3a (ESV) – For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, …

James 4:10 (ESV) – Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

Proverbs 22:4 (ESV) – The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life.

Proverbs 29:23 (ESV) – One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

B. You need to recognize what God has BLESSED you with.

Romans 12:3b (ESV) – For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

James 1:17 (ESV) – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

1 Corinthians 4:7 (ESV) – For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?

Ephesians 4:7-8 (ESV) – But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.”

2. You need to make sure you have a proper VIEW of OTHERS every day.

Romans 12:4-5 (ESV) – For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

A. You need to realize EVERYONE has been blessed with a unique GIFT and ROLE that MATTERS.

Romans 12:4 (ESV) – For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,

B. You need to realize WE are ALL part of the SAME body in Christ.

Romans 12:5 (ESV) – so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

L.I.F.E. Group Questions

1. What are some things that cause people to think more highly of themselves than they should?
2. Do you think people tend to think too high or too low about themselves? Explain
3. As a believer do you tend to think too high or too low about yourself? Explain
4. What does it mean to you to practice humility?
5. What does it mean to practice a working faith and being used by God everyday of your life?
6. How do you balance practicing humility with living out the working faith God has blessed you with?
7. In what ways are you the same and/or different from other believers?
8. What are some things that cause you to value and appreciate the uniqueness of others?
9. What are some things that keep you from valuing and appreciating the uniqueness of others?
10. How does Paul using the human body to illustrate how we are all different parts of the same body help you appreciate other people and their gifts?
11. How important is it to know you, and others, are part of the same body of Christ? Explain
12. How does understanding God’s love for you raise your self-esteem?
13. How does understanding God’s love for you raise your view of others?
14. How does understanding God’s love for you reduce your selfishness and conceit?
15. What is one step you can take this week to show someone you appreciate them?