Continuing this week is this second part of challenging message, titled “Submission and Pride” which Pastor Tim concludes on the issue of Pride.
March 11, 2012 – Pastor Tim – Submission & Pride (Part 2) – Click to download
Pride says, “I can do it alone. I can get myself out of this mess without God’s help.” Oh, no you can’t! We absolutely need God, and we desperately need each other.
Pride is what caused Lucifer to be thrown out of heaven.
This week’s scripture references (all verses quoted in New King James Version unless noted):
Dear heavenly Father, You said in Proverbs 16:18 that, Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. I confess that I have not denied myself, picked up my cross daily, and followed You. Matthew 16:24, Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. In so doing I have given ground to the enemy in my life. I have believed that I could be successful and live victoriously by my own strength and resources. I now confess that I have sinned against You by placing my will before Yours and by centering my life around self instead of You. I now renounce the self life and by doing so cancel all the ground that has been gained in my members by the enemies of the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that You will guide me so that I will do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but that with humility of mind I will regard others as more important than myself. Philippians 2:3, Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Enable me through love to serve others and in honor prefer others. Romans 12:10, Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus my Lord. Amen