The Habits of Happiness (Philippians) – Part 5
“Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise.” Proverbs 13:10 (NLT)
Vs. 1-2 Happiness comes from Harmony
Vs. 3-5 Harmony comes from Humility
Vs. 6-11 Jesus modeled both
HARMONY CREATES HAPPINESS
“You will make my JOY COMPLETE by having the same mind, by sharing the same love, by being united in spirit, and intent on one purpose.” Philippians 2:2 (NAS)
HOW TO REDUCE CONFLICT WITH OTHERS
1. NEVER LET PRIDE _________________________________.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit…” Philippians 2:3a (NIV)
“Don’t do anything from a cheap desire to boast.” (TEV)
2. BE HUMBLE ________________________________.
“Instead, be humble and give more honor to others than to yourself.” Philippians 2:3b (NCV)
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6 (NIV)
3. LISTEN AND _______________________________.
“Don’t be interested only in your own life, but be interested in what concerns others too.” Philippians 2:4 (NCV)
4. ASK, “_______________________________________?”.
“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5 (NIV)
ACTING LIKE JESUS MEANS...
“Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11 (NLT)