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Finding Freedom From the Pecking Order

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“Finding freedom

  from the Pecking order”

Series: Making Your Life Count!

 September 29, 1996

·         From the earliest age, children learn to “size-up” one another and develop a seemingly harmless __________ __________.

·         As adults, we are either ____________ or ___________, but we continue the same pattern.  What’s the harm?

¨       Causes us to ___________ some people.

¨       Causes us to ___________ others beyond what is right.

¨       Causes us to fall into the traps of _______________ & self-________________.

·         One of the telling signs that we are operating out of a pecking-order mentality is the usage of ___________.

1. How Did Jesus Approach the Pecking Order?

·         He ______________ away at its foundation and existence!

·         He pointed out that the problem was one of ___________ –

Þ      Externals

Þ      Internals

·         Jesus lived His life with a radical ________________!

2. The Shocker:  Jesus Asks Us to Be as Counter- 

    ______________ as He Was!

     “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in       humility consider others better than yourselves.”          Philippians 2:3 (NIV)

·         Jesus had no reason for _____________ – we have every reason for it.

·         The pecking order is built upon ______ and ____________.

·         Humility is the wisdom to know that we are all the same – deeply ___________, yet __________ to God.

·         Consider the implications:

Þ      In the marketplace

Þ      In marriages

Þ      In parent/child relationships

Þ      In churches

Þ      With total strangers

“Finding freedom

  from the Pecking order”

Series: Making Your Life Count!

 September 29, 1996

·         From the earliest age, children learn to “size-up” one another and develop a seemingly harmless __________ __________.

·         As adults, we are either ____________ or ___________, but we continue the same pattern.  What’s the harm?

¨       Causes us to ___________ some people.

¨       Causes us to ___________ others beyond what is right.

¨       Causes us to fall into the traps of _______________ & self-________________.

·         One of the telling signs that we are operating out of a pecking-order mentality is the usage of ___________.

1. How Did Jesus Approach the Pecking Order?

·         He ______________ away at its foundation and existence!

·         He pointed out that the problem was one of ___________ –

Þ      Externals

Þ      Internals

·         Jesus lived His life with a radical ________________!

2. The Shocker:  Jesus Asks Us to Be as Counter- 

    ______________ as He Was!

     “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in       humility consider others better than yourselves.”          Philippians 2:3 (NIV)

·         Jesus had no reason for _____________ – we have every reason for it.

·         The pecking order is built upon ______ and ____________.

·         Humility is the wisdom to know that we are all the same – deeply ___________, yet __________ to God.

·         Consider the implications:

Þ      In the marketplace

Þ      In marriages

Þ      In parent/child relationships

Þ      In churches

Þ      With total strangers

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