Category: Pride

Power in Weakness

Weak or Strong

1 Corinthians 12:8-10 (ESV) 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more...

Clothed with Humility

Clothed with Humility

1 Peter 5:6-7(NIV) 5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s...

Spiritual Blindness

Removing the Plank

Matthew 7:1-5(NIV) “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at the...

Fulfilling the Law

Relying on the Law

Romans 2:17-24(NIV) 17 Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God; 18 if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19 if you are convinced...

Spiritual Blindness

Spiritual Blindness

John 9:24-27(NIV) 24 A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. ‘Give glory to God by telling the truth,’ they said. ‘We know this man is a sinner.’ 25 He replied, ‘Whether he is a sinner or not, I...

Forget the Credentials

Forget the Credentials

Philippians 3:7-9(NIV) 7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all...

More than Enough

Jesus Becomes More

Luke 3:3-6(NIV) 3 He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: ‘A voice of one calling in...

In Humility

In Humility

Philippians 2:1-3(NIV) 1Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the...

Tomorrow

Boasting About Tomorrow

Proverbs 27:1-2(NIV) 1Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. 2 Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.   Most of us plan on our...

Remembering the Basics

Remembering the Basics

Revelations 2:4-6(NIV) 4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you...

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