He Must Increase
Part 22 of 23 in the series, "Belonging to Him." People like John-the-Baptist, Paul, and Jesus became "less" so that people could see more of God and ultimately, so they could belong to God. John modeled this in his words: "He must increase, but I must decrease." Becoming less doesn't belittle our self-worth. Rather, it's the path to finding our true self-worth and identity and genuinely sharing this quality of life with others. It's the best way to show others a love that comes from above, a love that invites us to belong to him and each other in the here-and-now (sermon recorded in 2019).
Topics: Confidence, Faith, He must increase, humility, I am the least of the apostles, I must decrease, John the Baptist, Lay down your life, Less is more, Love as I have loved, Love your neighbor as yourself, minimalism, Our need for God, Personal Identity, self-confidence, self-esteem, Self-sacrificial love, Self-worth, True Identity, Without God I am nothing