970119PM WFJ-12 Humility .DOC “HABITS OF HIGHLY USEFUL SERVANTS OF GOD #4 HUMILITY” First Thess 2:6 (52-12) The greatest plague on earth is pride. More people miss heaven for pride than any other sin. Wanting our own way is how God described our pitiful condition as lost ones. Isaiah 53: 6 All we like sheep […]
GNB-10 070318PM Resisting the devil starts with humility (a deep sense of my littleness and God’s greatness). When you resist pride you are resisting the devil’s foothold in your life. The two most pointed passages about believers and pride also include a warning about spiritual warfare? Both James 4 and this passage in Peter, […]
GNB-09 070318AM Today we are God’s servants and living a life that worships God. But while we are living a life of worship we are being stalked by the most deadly and harmful predator in existence. His name is Satan our Adversary. His goal is to devour us, making us stop serving and worshiping God. […]
GCM-26 051211PM When God gets to tell the story of salvation, the Coming of the King, the birth of the Lamb of God—what details does He carefully include for us? Here’s one that has shaped my whole outlook on life, on worship, on Bible study, and most of all—on prayer. God really loves and responds to […]
EBG-29 GNB-08 070311PM I invite you to consider Jesus, humility—and the greatest man who ever lived up until Christ. The supreme lesson of John the Baptist’s life is humility. And there can be no more vital message that we all need to hear than that God HATES pride. God uses John because he was willing […]
EBG-28 GNB-07 070311AM Are You HUMBLE? We have been studying the Gospel by Mark now for several weeks. First we saw the human author that captured the words onto paper was Mark. Then we saw the man behind those words, the eyewitness to Christ’s life and ministry, Peter. Now we come to the first mentioned […]
As we open in our Bibles to Matthew 6, think of the context for these verses. Jesus looked out at a group of men, His disciples, that were so much like all of us. They needed humility.
They were wired to be proud, and needed a regular, daily reminder of needing to be emptied of that pride. So Jesus crafted a Divine Recipe for the best life possible.
Before we move too far on from Christmas in this new year, open with me please, to Luke 2:8-20.
As we open in our Bibles to the Gospel by Luke, chapter 2, we are continuing to look at Practicing Biblical Humility. God provides us with one of the most beautiful portraits of humility in this so well-known account from Christ’s birth. Look at the elements God uses to make this portrait of humility:
We are looking at how God asks us to be Practicing Biblical Humility. Over the next three weeks we will see three of the ways this vital truth is communicated to us in God’s Word. There are three key chapters about humility we will see:
As we open God’s Word to Colossians 3:12, the days are darkening for the Church.
The Apostle Paul is in prison.
His days of freely moving across the Roman Empire have passed.
God wants to pour His grace upon us more and more.
His grace is reserved for the humble.
The humble are those who bow before the Majesty of God, bowing low, realizing how great God is, and how great I am not.
The essence of the Gospel is that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures
Remember What He Said to You?
The Resurrection Message Jesus Gave By His Seven Words from the Cross
Last time we saw what always makes worship unacceptable to God. This week we are looking at what always makes our worship acceptable and pleasing to God.
As we read these words, think about what you are looking at as we see a picture of the 24 elders; most likely, each of these 24 men seated on the inner circle of the Throne were formerly imperfect sinners, saved by grace, cleansed each day by the sacrifice of Christ, glorified at the moment of their death, and now in Heaven offering perfected worship.