Pride vs. Humility
Sermon: “Destructive Pride” 8:00 Baptism
Theme: The sin of pride is to place our own will above God’s and in that way to destroy our relationship with God.
Purpose: To examine what it means to be humble versus what it means to be absorbed with our own will.
Scriptures: Deuteronomy 8:2-5, 12-14, 17-19 Warning against the destructive power of Pride.
James 4:5-12 Humble yourselves and banish pride so that you may be close to God.
Mark 7:18-23 It is from within the heart that evil intentions come.
What is the difference between having a good image of yourself, and the sin of pride? In what ways does pride actually hurt anyone else? What does humility have to do with a healthy self-image and healthy relationships? How does pride make it impossible to trust and appreciate God’s presence? What are the destructive powers of pride in the world around us? How are arrogance, selfishness, and unforgiveness related to the sin of pride?
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