Weekly Sabbath Assembly

Looking Out for Humility

stephen-humilityZambales Corner: Humility—Part 1

Mr. Gilbert D. Deboma discussed about humility here at San Miguel, Botolan, Zambales last April 25, 2015.

Humility is about being humble.  Humility also means looking out not only for your interests but also for the interests of others.

Example of being humble is like the one given by Jesus Christ in Luke 14 7-11. 

“Then when Jesus noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. He said to them, ‘When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honors , because a person more distinguished than you may have been invited by your host. So the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this man your place.’ Then, ashamed, you will begin to move to the least important place.  But when you are invited, go and take the least important place, so that when your host approaches he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up here to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who share the meal with you.  For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” 

Being humble is needed in the Kingdom of God because we are to teach and practice it. To be okay even when you’re in the lowest chair is its trait.

Another is at Luke 14 12- 14. “He said also to the man who had invited him, ‘When you host a dinner or a banquet, don’t invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors so you can be invited by them in return and get repaid. But when you host an elaborate meal, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. Then you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

If you invited the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind, that is being humble. If you only invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors you invite them because they can repay you or invite you back. You invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind because you are humble. If you do this, to say that you are humble, you should always remember, you cannot mock God.

Matthew 18:4

 “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Stephen Matthew (age 12)


Humility –Part 2

Mr. Gilbert Deboma has given a sermon about humility last Sabbath, May 9, 2015.

In the service, he discussed that humility is “putting yourself lower than others”.

Being humble means not being proud or boastful. The attitude of humility is one of many ways one can enter into the kingdom of God.  For being humble means goodness. Do not be proud to others, for what you do to others you also do it to Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:3-4

“Let nothing be done through selfish ambitions or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interest, but also for the interests others.”

 Juan Miguel (age 11)

arielle-tongueThe Power of the Tongue

In our sabbath service this morning we discussed about the power of tongue. The power of the tongue can lead a person to blessing or cursing.

Proverbs 12:18

“There is one who speaks like piercings of a sword but the tongue of the wise promotes health.”

This Bible verse means that the tongue of men can be a bad thing or a good thing.  For the tongue of men can speak bad words and inspiring words. In my own experience, my tongue can say disturbing words and good words. Like when I tease my brother, he got mad and did something to get back at me.

My tongue speaks good words when I say inspiring words. The tongue of men can be a cause of trouble or peace, so be careful what you speak and think before you open your mouth so that you can avoid being in a quarrel or a fight.

 Juan Miguel (age 11)

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