The Blessing of Brokenness (John 18:15-18, 25-26; 21 15:19)

Pride: Self over Christ Cross Reference: Mark 14:26-38 Key Idea: Because of the perils of pride, we must embrace the blessing of brokenness. 1. The Perils of Pride Pride (Self over Christ) can be seen in two ways: A. Self without Christ Pride = Prayerlessness B. Self instead of Christ Warnings: Proverbs 11:2, 15:25, 16:8; Psalm 10:4; Isaiah 2:11; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5 2. The Blessing of Brokenness Three ways to embrace our brokenness: A right identity: recognize your desperation for grace A right direction: move towards Christ A right love: have......

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True Greatness (Mark 9:30-50)

Key idea: If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all. I. Who is the Greatest? (9:30-32) II. What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus? (9:33-37) III. What Does it Mean to Not Follow Jesus? (9:38-50) IV. Follow Jesus!...

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Hope for Our Humility (Philippians 2:1-11)

Five facets of humility that make the darkness flee 1. The inevitability of humility (v. 1) 2. The result of humility (v. 2) 3. The heart of humility (vv. 3-4) 4. The example of humility (vv. 5-8) 5. The hope of humility (vv. 9-11) “Man’s maker was made man that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast; that the Bread might hunger, the Fountain thirst, the Light sleep, the Way be tired on its journey; that Truth might be accused of false witnesses, the Teacher be beaten with whips,......

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A Bunch of Nobodies (1 Corinthians 1:26-31)

Key idea: A people centered on Messiah must remember who they were, who they are, and must never forget the One who did it all. 1.  We must remember who we were (vv. 26-29) 2.  We must remember who we are (v. 30) 3.  We must never forget the One who did it all (v. 31)...

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I. Look at the expectation for humility A. Because of their experience in Christ B. Because of their participation in the Spirit II. Listen to the exhortation to humility A. Do not be self-focused B. Be other-focused III. Learn from the example of humility A. Jesus was humble in His thinking B. Jesus was humble in His actions...

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