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:

  1. A right identity: recognize your desperation for grace
  2. A right direction: move towards Christ
  3. A right love: have an exclusive love