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Sunday, Sep 23, 2018AM Service
Pride Crushers (Part 1)
Speaker: Jerry Wragg
Passage: Luke 14
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As part of our Luke 14 study, we are going to take several weeks to examine the root cause of what keeps people from the Truth of the gospel of Christ. The root cause is PRIDE.  This study will help us as believers avoid the drift back into the pride that blinded us before coming to Christ.

In Luke 14:1-24, Jesus Christ exposed Six Characteristics of a Prideful Heart:

  1. Pride Hates Righteousness (verse 1)
  2. Pride Sets Its Own Trap (verse 2)
  3. Pride is Selective with Scripture (verse 3-5)
  4. Pride Seeks the Praises of Men (verses 7-11)
  5. Pride Gives with Ulterior Motives (verses 12-14)
  6. Pride Ignores Eternal Implications (verses 15-24)

God’s word teaches us how to crush pride and nurture humility. The first two are:

  1. Submit to the sovereign Lordship of Christ (Ephesians 1:11)
    • Allow what it took to save you and keep you in grace to humble you.
    • It is God who must effectually draws us and poured out His grace to make us alive in Christ Jesus.
    • God alone regenerates hearts.
    • Passages to study: Ephesians 2:2-10, Romans 9
    • God is sovereign over all things (Romans 11:36)
  2. Learn, own, embrace, and believe everything that Christ did on the cross.
    • Learn the necessity of it – YOUR SIN put Him there.
    • Believe the severity of it – God’s wrath poured out.
    • Be humbled by the totality of it.
    • Be humbled by the irreversible nature of Christ’s work.