Respect: Sermon Guide

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The following blog post contains notes and application questions from our October 18, 2019 message, Respect. For more from this series, check out This Is The Life.

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • What’s one way you can “care about something that someone else cares deeply about” this next week?
  • Is there anyone in your life that is difficult for you to be kind to? If so, deliberately go out of your way to be kind to them this week.


Do you have anyone in your life that you highly respect? What marks their life? What about yourself…when was the last time you felt respected by someone? As we continue our series, “This is the Life, Adam Tarnow teaches us how love, kindness, and humility all lead to respect.

Key Takeaways

  • Respect: A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
  • People often like Christians before they like Christ.
  • In most English Bible translations, respect and honor are interchangeable.
  • Treating people with kindness is one way to earn respect.
  • You can be kind to everyone, you don’t have to avoid and insulate your life.
  • If you treat people with love, you will become more respectable.
  • Want to love loudly? Care about something that others care deeply about.
  • Treat others with humility. The more you lower yourself, the more others will respect you.
  • We live in a noisy world, and it’s very tempting to flaunt ourselves so that we’ll gain recognition from others.
  • We are all “pinch runners”…we don’t have to flaunt our achievements; we can humbly pay attention to others.
  • One of the most valuable things you own is your attention. When you give it to others, it blesses them.
  • The greatest expression of respect the world has ever seen is Jesus Christ. The cross is a brilliant display of respect for us.
  • When we honor Jesus with our lives we’ll be kind to others, we’ll love others, and we’ll be humble around others. We become respectable.