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sermons tagged 'humility'

Worthy of Me

Matthew 10.37
Feb 26th 2017

In our passage today, Jesus forces the question: "Am I worthy of Jesus?" Well, how would you answer that? Are you worthy of Jesus? What a weighty question! Is there any more important question you'll be asked today? No!

Last week we covered Matthew 10.33-39. But...read >>

affection, command, desire, emotions, family, feel, humility, joy, love, righteousness, salvation, sin, suitable, supremacy, want, worthy
love, Matthew, salvation

Only The New Will Do

Matthew 9.14-17
Nov 6th 2016

"What sort of man is this?" That was the question that was asked of Jesus not long ago, and it's the very same question Matthew has been providing an answer for throughout his testament of God's Gospel.

On the heals of revealing to the Pharisees that God "desires...read >>

asceticism, bridegroom, change, fasting, forgiveness, humility, John the Baptist, joy, Judaism, marriage, new, new wine, pharisees, pride, religion, righteousness, ritual, transformation, wineskins
Jesus, Matthew, righteousness

Servants of Christ

Acts 6.1-6
Aug 14th 2016

Having spent more than a year in The Sermon On The Mount, what is our state of union? Has the Son's faithful, clarifying exposition of His Father's Law stoked our spiritual pride: "We know more than them." Or, has the Righteous Words of the Son of Man humbled sons...read >>

deacons, humility, Law, love, sacrifice, servants, service, table waiters
Acts, deacon, service

Specks, Logs & Humility

Matthew 7.1-5
May 1st 2016

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compassion, help, hope, humility, judge, love, patience, pride, selfishness, sorrow, truth
judgement, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

To See Or Be Seen

Matthew 6.1-4
Jan 31st 2016

Are you a "do-gooder"? Well, though culture likes to poke fun at those who are, the Scripture commands that we be, that we follow in the footsteps of our Leader who did and is doing the most good!

But, as we all know, there is a way of doing "good" that isn't good...read >>

attention, give, humility, hypocrite, love, pride, reward, righteousness, see, self, sin
discipleship, Matthew, The Sermon On The Mount

Happy Are Those Who Hunger for Holiness

Matthew 5.6
Jul 12th 2015

After three painful beatitudes of diagnosis, causing us to look in and behold our brokenness, now the King of kings turns our attention forward. The first steps of healing were realizing our desperate condition and need for it, but with this fourth beatitude, our...read >>

authenticity, holiness, hope, humility, hunger, integrity, life, righteousness, sin, sorrow, thirst, weak
Beatitudes, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Happy Are The Meek

Matthew 5.5
Jul 5th 2015

Phil Heath. Ever heard of him? That would be Mr. Olympia 2014: big, strong, tall, muscular, the recipient of Earth's crown. Now consider Jesus' words in Matthew 5.5. Who does He say will inherit the earth? The meek.

As with the other beatitudes, meekness is one the...read >>

humility, low, meek, mourn, others, pride, self, servant, sin
Beatitudes, humility, Matthew

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit

Matthew 5.3
Jun 21st 2015

Are you humble, poor in spirit? How do you think of yourself standing in the presence of the Almighty? It's coming soon, you know.

In any other trip we take, the first thing we do is pack. But when beginning the trip into God's Kingdom, Jesus first points out the...read >>

arrogance, dependence, hope, humble, humility, need, poor, poverty, pride, spirit
Beatitudes, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Jesus of Nazareth

Matthew 2.19-23
Apr 19th 2015

His ways are not our ways. Just ask yourself, "Would I have written the Script like He did? God becomes man to save man from God... spends the majority of His life in a small hick-town, then the last three years being despised & rejected, ultimately to Roman...read >>

compassion, despised, humility, Jesus, mercy, Nazarene, Nazareth, prophecy, rejected
compassion, humility, Matthew

Joseph's "Revenge"

Genesis 42
Oct 19th 2014

How long have you lingered under the crushing weight of guilt?

Does there remain any unconfessed failures or grievances against others that our enemy clouds out Christ with?

If God loves you—and you know He does—He will lovingly, but often painfully, surface...read >>

fear, guilt, humility, justice, law, mercy, regret, remorse, repentance, salvation, sin, sorrow, truth, wisdom
Genesis, grace, repentance

All Signs Point to Jesus

Genesis 41.37-57
Oct 12th 2014

There are so many pointers to Jesus in today's passage on the life of Joseph.

Joseph proves to be an amazing man of faith & godliness, one we should most certainly "follow as I follow Christ." The Lord exalts him to a position of authority in Egypt, and all nations...read >>

exaltation, famine, humility, Joseph, law, Pharaoh, sin, sovereignty, suffering
Genesis, Jesus, Joseph

The God of Abraham, and Isaac

Genesis 25.1-11
Nov 10th 2013

The first couple of sections of this chapter read like Abraham's obituary. God's plan to continue His covenant faithfulness is shifting from Abraham to his son, Isaac.

Various other details about Abraham's life are introduced here, including the addition of another...read >>

Abraham, death, humble, humility, Isaac, Jesus, legacy, parenting, prayer, preparation
blessing, Genesis, parenting

The Lord Has Led Me: Magnifying Marriage

Genesis 24.52-67
Oct 20th 2013

Are you married? Why?

Ironically, it isn't a question we think to much about before or after our marriages. "I mean, isn't the answer obvious?"

In today's passage we can see God's divine perspective on marriage: why He instituted it, what its main function is. It...read >>

humility, husband, Isaac, love, marriage, plan, prayer, Rebekah, respect, sovereignty, wife, will
Genesis 24, marriage, sovereignty

Grace Beyond the Grave

Genesis 22.19-23.20
Sep 22nd 2013

Ever had God's plans not line up with your own? Perhaps it was a life-altering event, like the loss of a family member as happens to Abraham in today's passage. It certainly isn't without its tension. God made promises, but now the patriarch's family members are...read >>

Abraham, death, God, Hittites, hope, humility, integrity, retreat, Sarah, testimony, trust
death, faith, Genesis 22

The Patience & Persistence of God

Genesis 20
Aug 4th 2013

Has the Lord ever faithfully yanked back on your chain? Perhaps He sovereignly let it out just far enough to remind you of your great need of Him, of your sin, bringing you to repentance again.

If that sounds familiar, you're in good company with father...read >>

Abimelech, Abraham, grace, humility, intercession, marriage, ministry, prayer, purity, repentance, Sarah, sin, sovereign
Genesis, grace, sovereignty

Blessed Embarrassment

Genesis 12.10-20
Apr 21st 2013

All our pre-Christ lives are spent learning how to live by flesh, not by faith. But then Light breaks into our darkness: death must be unlearned, and Life must be learned!

So, in the process, what happens when flesh meets impossibility, worry and fear? Naturally,...read >>

Abram, Egypt, failure, faith, humility, identity, Pharaoh, prosperity, Sarai, sin, wealth, wife
failure, faith, Genesis 12

Sovereign Grace: A God Who Relents

Jonah 3
Sep 23rd 2012

Last week was tough for many of us. Realizing the reality of God's sovereign control over wind and waves, over death and life, over sickness and health can be humbling and discouraging when you're in the thick of it. But, truth be told, there is no better backdrop...read >>

grace, humility, Jonah 3, love, Nineveh, relent, repentance, sackcloth, sovereign
grace, Jonah, sovereignty

Peter, Sovereignty, and Personal Pronouns

John 21.20-24
Aug 12th 2012

When stuck in the mud with a bleak prognosis, O how tempting it is to say "Why me?" and compare ours to "greener grass".

Peter was tempted too, but his Good Shepherd wouldn't have it. Peter needed to learn to trust the Lord.

Jesus had a different plan for Peter...read >>

faith, humility, identity, Jesus, John, John 21.20-24, Peter, plan, purpose, trust
Gospel of John, John 21, ministry

Like A Child

Matthew 18.1-4
Jan 15th 2012

The older we get, the more important it becomes to "relearn" how to follow Jesus from a childs perspective.read >>

faith, humility, kids, trust
Discipleship

Faith In Christ, Not In Our Confession

John 16.29-33
Nov 27th 2011

"Overcomer" Isn't that just what the Jews wanted in their Messiah? That's exactly how Jesus describes Himself: "I have overcome the world."

The prosperity gospel has never been more popular. "Pray this prayer and you'll get your dream job." "Send money to this...read >>

confess, conquer, failure, faith, humility, overcome, persecution, pride, prosperity, Romans 8.31-39, tribulation
Gospel of John, John 16, persecution

God the Son: Foot Washer

John 13.1-10a
May 22nd 2011

GRACE: Unmerited Favor

Sounds easy enough. But is it? Is God's grace easy to receive?

Truth be told, undeserved favor is taboo for most of us... especially when it comes from God. Something for nothing? Better (or harder) still, something good in exchange for...read >>

cross, foot, forgiveness, humility, Jesus, John, Judas, Peter, satan, service, wash
Gospel of John, John 13