Attitude of Humility

Do you know many humble people?  Can you name a person who is humble?  We read in 1 Peter 5:5-6, “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’  Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you . . .”

An attitude of humility is a missing virtue in our culture.  When we clothe ourselves with humility, we have the attitude that we are not too great to stoop.  And by the way, this notion was totally foreign in the pagan world.  Humility was not a virtue in the pagan world, just like it isn’t a virtue today.  Humble people today get mocked and trampled.  They are called wimps by the world.  This was the same in Peter’s day.  Humility was for weak and cowardly people.

When Peter wrote this part of his letter, he might have been remembering Jesus on the night of the Last Supper.  We read in John 13 that Jesus looked, and the disciples’ feet were not washed.  And so, He got up from the table and He girded himself and He stooped and washed the disciples’ filthy feet.  This is the Son of God who put on that garment and tied the knot in the slave’s apron and bent down and washed their dirty feet.  And so, Peter says we need to put it on, too.  We need to clothe ourselves with the attitude of a foot washer, the attitude of a servant toward one another.

Now to support his exhortation in verse 5, Peter quotes from Proverbs 3:34 which states, “God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  So, “why be humble?”  Because God gives grace to the humble, but He opposes the proud.  And, “Why is God opposed to the proud?”  Very simply, God opposes the proud because he hates pride.

As followers of Jesus, may we choose the attitude of humility in the way in which we relate to people in our families, in our neighborhoods, in our church, and in our workplaces.  May we have the attitude of a foot washer, the attitude of a servant!!

Second Sunday in Advent

This Sunday is the Second Sunday in Advent.  Pastor Glen’s sermon will be “Humility,” based on Philippians 2:1-11.  Please read this text in preparation for worship!  We will also celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.  We encourage you to examine yourself before receiving the Sacrament per 1 Corinthians 11:27-32.

Tithes and Offerings

An offering box is available when you enter the sanctuary.  Additionally, online giving opportunities are available on the website.

Hope Adult Sunday School Class THIS Sunday!

The Adult Sunday school will resume the study of the Gospel of Matthew: This Sunday – Matthew 5 – Have you lost your saltiness?

ALL are welcome to join Deborah Kleinschuster for Sunday School immediately after worship in the large Sunday school room.  And, PLEASE bring your Bible!

Outreach Opportunity – Salvation Army

Our church will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Walmart on December 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  We need volunteers on an hourly basis . . . you are welcome to take two hours!!  A sign-up sheet is available at the Welcome Center.  Let’s serve the Lord by helping others during this holy season!!

Tuesday Prayer Meeting | Prairie Tabernacle CongregationOur Weekly Prayer meeting will now be held at our church facility each Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.  We invite you to join with us in prayer as, together, we believe God for answers to prayer requests.


Brad Huddleston Ministries Fundraiser Event

You’re invited to a Dessert Night on Sunday, December 5th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Common Ground (15 Angela Court, Fishersville).  Guest Speaker: Pastor Ray Eppard.  Brad Huddleston is an internationally respected speaker, consultant, teacher and author on the important issues such as technology and culture.

Contagious Disease Preparedness Plan

The Session recently adopted a Contagious Disease Preparedness Plan to support our church family, as well as our visitors.  We want to be supportive of our entire church family, as well as our community in this season of increased cases of COVID-19, including the new omicron variant.  The plan has been sent to our members for reflection and feedback and is available at the church.

“The number of New Cases of COVID for November 24 through November 30 decreased  from 212 to 176.  We will remain at Level 1 (masks optional).   

December Birthdays

Melissa Bare (12/6); Gail Fisher (12/14); Ron Layne (12/18); Kate King (12/21); Cliff Scott (12/28)