Psalm 100:3, Acts 17:24-28, Romans 12:3, Matthew 22:39, 2 Samuel 9, Luke 15, Ephesians 4:23-32
Memory Text: 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
How do you distinguish healthy self-esteem from arrogance?
How does prejudice affect self-esteem?
- On what bases do you recognize that prejudice occurs?
- Do others label as “prejudice” things that don’t seem like prejudice to you?
- What distinct characteristics or attributes do you see as advantageous that others see as detrimental?
How can we enhance the self-esteem of others?
- If we complement others aren’t we encouraging pride and arrogance?
- Is it ever helpful to remind others of their faults?
- E.g. don’t arrogant people need a little dose of reality?
- Doesn’t that keep them from being too proud, from “thinking more highly of themselves than they ought?”