This sermon – Pride – A Problem – was originally preached 2012.11.04 by Leon Yoder.
Passages used: Micah 6:6-8, James, Judges, Galatians 6:4, Romans 12:3, John 15, Mathew 11:28-30.
Am I ahead of the rest? Do I stand out? One may feel like he doesn’t measure up. He may feel like he is a disaster. These are all aspects of pride.
Pride is an abomination in the eyes of God.
Without God’s help, without God’s cleansing, the heart is deceitfully wicked.
Walking with God helps our pride problem. A proud person has a hard time walking with God.
Paul had a lot of things he could have been proud of. He chose to say that he “counted them all as loss” for the sake of the Kingdom of God.
We can practice humility! It doesn’t change our heart, but it can help us to experience a true change in our hearts. There are wrong things that can feed pride – stop doing them.
God deals with pride. Sometimes God “jolts” His people with a reminder that they are not as big, as self-important, as they thought.
There is a glorious freedom in walking humbly with God.
We may not learn all the lessons in one day but we can learn the lessons God wants to teach us “day by day.”
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