The Humility Bubble Lesson (expanded)

TeacherThis is a Sunday School class I’ve taught that explains how our humility affects our views on grace. The Humility Bubble Lesson.pdf

About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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0 Responses to The Humility Bubble Lesson (expanded)

  1. Jimmy Prince says:

    I have studied and even presented the lesson of the Humility Bubble but the more I've studied this presentation of the topic, the more I've come to believe there is a clarification needed. In my experience, humility doesn't necessarily grow with expanded knowledge. In fact, I have experienced the opposite at times in that in some people, increased knowledge leads to increased arrogance or decreased humility.

    Recently, I used this outline to teach a class but with a bit of a change. I think that rather than the larger circles representing more knowledge, I believe the larger circles more accurately represent expanded knowledge specifically of God's grace. My intention here is not to parse Jay's words or nit pick a very good lesson, rather this adjustment (for me) makes the parts fit together in a way more consistent with my life and faith experiences.

    All of my adult life I have rejected the tendency in the conservative CoC to criticize and condemn those who would dare to interpret God's word differently than they do. This lesson does a great job of explaining how this happens along with the futility and error of such narrow views. In a very few words, this has helped me to better understand that we are free to practice "acceptance without agreement" where it is appropriate and necessary.

    Thank you Jay for yet another excellent lesson and application of God's grace!

  2. Jay Guin says:


    Thanks for your thoughts, and I'm sure you're right. There certainly are people who become arrogant through their knowledge.

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