Vineyard Church North Phoenix
The Cure for Pride
June 20, 2020

The Cure for Pride

June 20, 2020

Breaking Free From Besetting Sins

The Cure for Pride

I. Introduction

A. How do I get the to make the in my life I want to make?

1. James 4:6 (NAS) But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

2. God’s and desire to do God’s will in any situation.

3. John 1:14 (NAS) “Jesus was full of grace and truth.”

B. Two Kinds of Pride:

1. “” pride – – self-respect, dignity, satisfaction in a job well done, joy in seeing others succeed, etc.

2. “” pride – – conceit, egotism, selfishness, attitude of superiority, etc.

C. Pride is very easy to see in people, but it’s hard to see in .

II. Problems that Pride Causes:

A. Pride prevents me from .

1. Proverbs 26:12 (NLT) There is more hope for fools than for people who think they are wise.

2. Proverbs 10:17 (NAS) He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, but he who ignores reproof goes astray.

3. Pride keeps me from getting any .

4. Most people would rather smart than smart!

B. Pride my relationships.

1. When we act out of pride, we tend to be and unsympathetic.

2. “ way is the way!”

3. The root of so many marriage problems is plain, old !

4. When I refuse to admit that part of the , that’s pride.

5. So many family could be resolved if we’d just admit our pride and ourselves before each other.

6. The key to reconciliation: your !

C. Pride causes and .

1. When I’m prideful, I worry a lot about my “.”

2. We live in a very “” society! We’re very concerned about status, image, position, etc.

a. Part of what pride is, is the of .

b. Proverbs 29:25 (NAS) The fear of man brings a snare, but he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.

3. Pride can cause .

4. is the mark of an emotionally person!

III. The Way to Humility and Happiness:

A. my honestly.

1. Proverbs 28:13 (NAS) He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.

2. If I don’t my weaknesses, I can’t on them.

B. my realistically.

1. Pride is based on a evaluation of ourselves. Humility is based on and reality.

2. Romans 12:3a (NLT) Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves.

3. Humility does not mean putting yourself .

4. Humility is being about your weaknesses and for your strengths!

5. Your strengths are given to you by ! They’re nothing to be about!

C. Be for my .

1. James 1:17a (NAS) Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights.

2. Psalm 24:1 (NAS) The earth is the LORD’S, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it.

3. you have comes from !

4. Always remember two things:

a. is the source of my .

b. Where I’ve from.

D. others .

1. The rise of in America comes from the “” generation, “What’s best for me?”

a. When you live only for , you’re asking for .

b. The more you other people, the more it gets the focus off of and lifts you out of depression.

2. Philippians 2:3-4 (NAS) 3Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

E. myself .

1. James 4:10 (NAS) Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.

2. Humility is a . It’s something you do!

a. It’s a of the way you think, talk, act, respond to others, etc.

3. If you yourself, God to exalt you!

IV. Conclusion


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