Exhortation to Humble Service (Philippians 2:1-11)

Humility is a virtue that we usually commend in others. We, on the other hand, are more likely to defend ourselves rather than humble ourselves. We are quick to justify ourselves and our actions because we don’t want to admit our faults. In Philippians, Paul wants the church in Philippi to have a joyful faithContinue reading “Exhortation to Humble Service (Philippians 2:1-11)”

Humility and Obedience (Genesis 31)

God’s commands are not burdensome (1 John 5:3), but they are demanding. They are not burdensome because they are good and given by a loving God. They are, however, demanding because they require obedience from a humble heart. Humility is the key to obedience because the humble man receives God’s grace (James 4:6). The graceContinue reading “Humility and Obedience (Genesis 31)”

The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Prov 16:18). The surest path to self-destruction is to believe that you are strong and wise enough to handle anything and everything. The surest path to an abundant life is to surrender your life to Jesus Christ. Today, we shall be in Genesis 11Continue reading “The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)”

The Blind Beggar (Luke 18:31-43)

In Luke 18:31-43, Jesus is walking with His disciples to Jerusalem where He will be crucified, buried, and resurrected to reconcile us to God as an atonement for our sin.  As He drew near to Jericho, a blind beggar cried out: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (38-39). As we study Jesus’ response,Continue reading “The Blind Beggar (Luke 18:31-43)”

The Rich Young Ruler (Luke 18:15-30)

In today’s sermon, a ruler asked Jesus a very important question: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus’ answer reveals the foolishness of seeking to earn salvation and the wisdom of receiving it by grace through faith.  In other words, in regards to eternal life, we: Cannot Inherit as a Ruler The RichContinue reading “The Rich Young Ruler (Luke 18:15-30)”

The Pharisee, the Publican, and the Proverb (Luke 18:9-14)

In today’s sermon we come to a familiar parable commonly referred to as “The Pharisee and the Publican”.  In this parable Jesus speaks to those “who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and treated others with contempt” (Luke 18:9). The Pharisee In Jesus’ parable, He mentioned that a Pharisee went into the temple toContinue reading “The Pharisee, the Publican, and the Proverb (Luke 18:9-14)”

Offended by Grace (Luke 14:15-24)

Our text this morning is found in the 14th chapter of the Gospel of Luke, in verses 15-24.  Jesus is in the home of a Pharisee (Jewish religious leader) eating a meal on the Sabbath.  This has been a tense meal thus far because Jesus offended the religious leaders by healing a disabled man (4)Continue reading “Offended by Grace (Luke 14:15-24)”

Humility or Humiliation? (Luke 14:1-11)

This morning we shall learn about a very important topic from a very important person.  We shall sit at the feet of Jesus and learn about humility.  Our passage is found in Luke 14:1-11.  We will briefly discuss the hypocrisy of the religious leaders in verses 1-6 before spending most of our time in versesContinue reading “Humility or Humiliation? (Luke 14:1-11)”

Count Others More Significant (Philippians 2:2-3)

God instructs us in Philippians 2:3-4: “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also the interests of others.” Sounds easy, doesn’t it!  Actually, if we are honest, we realize that fulfilling these verses isContinue reading “Count Others More Significant (Philippians 2:2-3)”