Session 4: Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord


Sing together

  • Praise God for the gift of this day.
  • Tell God about how your heart has been broken or filled with joy.

Devotional – Walk humbly with thy God 
  • Ask volunteers to read Philippians 2:5-7; James 4:10; and Micah 6:8.
  • Ask team members to share stories of how they have seen their hosts demonstrate a humble spirit.

Reflect and take action
  • Review your team covenant. In what ways is your team doing well? What practical            suggestions does the team have for improvement? You may want to divide your team into smaller groups to discuss this and report back to the group.
  • Attitude check: If our hosts could describe our team’s attitude in one word, which one would it most likely be? (Demanding, joyful, grumpy, humble, bossy, flexible, caring, friendly, rude, etc.)
  • Is there anything we need to do differently as far as our attitude is concerned?
  • There’s nothing like cultural or language bloopers to teach you humility! Ask one or two     members to share: “My most embarrassing/funny moment.”

Notes on courtesy and grace
  • How is your team doing with regard to respecting local customs and taboos? Are team        members dressing appropriately?
  • Are you all referring to people with proper honor/respect such as formal vs. informal            greetings, titles, or whatever is expected in the culture?