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sermons tagged 'pride'

Bondage

Matthew 14.1-12
Dec 3rd 2017

* CORRECTION: around 8:50, "his boss' WIFE" should have been "his boss' DAUGHTER"

How free are you? The Word says we're only as free as the sin we're free from. Are you free from the bondage of sin, the lure of pride, the suck of self, the lust of...read >>

adultery, fear, fear of man, John the Baptist, marriage, pride, sex, sin, sorrow, suffering
Matthew, sin, suffering

Pride Will Not Know Christ

Matthew 12.22-28
Jun 4th 2017

Pride & prejudice will go to amazing lengths in an attempt to justify its foolishness.

In today's passage, the religious leaders offer one of the dumbest suggestions for where Jesus' power over demons comes from. Their logic is completely absurd.

But, here's the...read >>

anger, blind, denial, foolishness, identity, Pharisees, prejudice, pride, Scribes, unbelief
Jesus, Matthew, persecution

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

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

Don't Judge?

Matthew 7.1-2
Apr 24th 2016

If our culture needs clarification on one passage, perhaps it is today's more than any other: "Do not judge..."

Many believe that, to be truly Christian, you can't express your opinion, thoughts or convictions about anything. Is brainlessness really what Jesus has...read >>

carefulness, condemn, discern, hell, judge, judgement, pride, righteous, self-righteous, think, thought, wisdom
Matthew, pride, Sermon On The Mount

When You Fast

Matthew 6.16-18
Mar 13th 2016

Notice how Jesus begins this passage: "When you fast..." Not "If," but "when..." It is clear that our Lord simply assumes His disciples are people who, from time to time, fast.

Do you? Have you ever? Why?

Just what is fasting anyway?

We're reading more all the...read >>

affection, dependence, fasting, food, hope, love, praise, pride, secret, self, selfishness, sin
fasting, 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

That All May Glorify God

Matthew 5.14-16
Oct 11th 2015

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city, discipleship, evangelism, glory, hill, hope, light, pride, proclaim
light of the world, 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

Failures of Fathers & Sons

Genesis 34
Jul 13th 2014

Sometimes the ugliness of sin is nearly unbearable. But the reality of its presence in any one of us is so persistent, so real, ever lurking and knocking at our doors that we had better pay close attention.

It is amazing how quickly we can turn from saints to...read >>

apathy, children, daughters, father, fear, greed, murder, parenting, pride, rape, revenge, selfishness, sex, sin, sons
Genesis, pride, sanctification

Jacob's Guilt or God's Grace

Genesis 33
Jul 6th 2014

Some people seem to have a harder time with guilt than others.

It amazes me how some of us can simply let our wrongdoings roll off our minds like water on a duck's back, never thinking about it again, seemingly little if any consideration for collateral casualties...read >>

Esau, forgiveness, grace, guilt, Jacob, mercy, pride, promise, reconciliation, sin, trick, trust
forgiveness, Genesis, grace

Who's The Greatest?

Mark 9.33-37
Feb 2nd 2014

Do you want to be great? Do you think that's really something Jesus wants for you? The answer might surprise you.

Jesus not only desires His follower's greatness, but He loves us enough to point out the sin in us that has so perverted our perspective on real...read >>

baby dedication, blessing, children, disciple, give, greatness, least of these, ministry, pride, receive, serve, treasure
discipleship, evangelism, family

Scattered for Glory & Good

Genesis 11.1-9
Mar 17th 2013

Unity is a great thing. According to John 17.21, it can make all the difference in whether or not the world believes in Jesus.

Yet, unity isn't everything. We can be united in all kinds of godless fronts. God is supreme, not man; therefore what unites us is more...read >>

Babel, confuse, disobedience, fear, glory, land, language, mercy, pride, scatter, sovereignty, tower
Genesis 9, glory, sovereignty

Better Word From Better Blood

Genesis 4.1-16
Jan 6th 2013

Pride is a beast. There's nothing wrong with wanting to do well, to bring pleasure to others. Where pride resides is purely in the pleasure of "more than you". I want more gifts, more friends, more recognition, more attention, more... glory! "DANGER WILL...read >>

Abel, anger, ATX, Austin, blood, Cain, Colossians, delight, duty, Eric Odenwald, grace, guilt, Hebrews 12.24, murder, pride, proclaim, protection, restore, sin, South Church, sustain, theodicy
Genesis 4, pride, sin

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