Sun, Sep 05, 2021
Duration: 42 mins 53 secs
Pride is the final and foundational "deadly sin." It surfaces in the Garden of Eden, evident and Adam and Eve's choice to reject God's law and pursue their own deification. They take from the Tree of Knowledge and eat so they could be "like God." This act is the archetype of pride, which sets independence over submissions. Pride says, "You can't tell me what to do." It looks for loopholes in laws and treats personal tradition as more important than divine mandate. God wants our submission. He orders life for our good. We must learn to trust him.
Sun, May 31, 2020
Duration: 50 mins 58 secs
The apostle Paul calls believers in Ephesus to "walk worthy of their calling." These are diverse people, divided people, whom Jesus brought together as a single family. They share a single faith in Him who died for them and raised them to new life. This new, worthy life included living together in a spirit of humility. In our individualistic age, humility, gentleness, and sacrifice for others requires God's Spirit to help us.
Sun, Nov 18, 2018
Duration: 44 mins 42 secs
We don't like to run into the inflated ego of others. Nor do we like to admit our ego gets inflated at a times. Instead, we like to pick at the big ego in politicians, CEOs, athletes, and religious people. This is not our job. God does not call us to deflate the ego of self-important people, but to learn humility. It looks much better on us than an inflated ego.
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Duration: 44 mins 34 secs
Male, Roman citizens in Paul's day were granted more privilege than anyone else in their day. They joined an "honors race" that Paul turned on its head. He encouraged people to reflect the ethic of Jesus: not ascending to the peak of the social ladder, but climbing down to the nadir. Learn how to admit, appreciate, limit, and leverage privilege from the famous Christ Hymn.
Sun, Feb 04, 2018
Duration: 42 mins 57 secs
External pressures and internal tensions require us to build strong bonds. Followers of Jesus must stand firm against secular forces, as well as bind together against disunity. These are not easy tasks. They begin with a loyalty to Jesus and stay firm when followers of Jesus practice humility.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016
Duration: 51 mins 34 secs
David is the foil of Saul. While the first king of Israel was proud, David demonstrated humility. He trusted God, stood in His strength, showed restraint, and practiced gratitude. This sermon gleans lessons on humility from the ruddy king of Israel after God's own heart.