Tuesday, April 30, 2013

S.S.S. Study Humble vs Proud

Family School at Faith Baptist Church
S.S.S. Study Week 6
Humble vs. Proud

“At the moment you think yourself to be a humble person, you no longer are” – Pastor Adam Summers

Pride is one of the most dangerous sins in the world today, it was the sin that Lucifer first committed in Heaven and today it is a sin that produces more sin. Anger, Offence, strife, false teachings, jealousies, etc, almost always stem from pride.

What is Humility?
Humility is the precursor to all blessings, revivals, and growth.
2nd Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

1st Humility, 2nd Prayer, 3rd Seek God, 4th Repentance, Final-Blessing
Very similar to the plan of salvation

Verses on Humility:
Psalm 10:17- God will hear the prayers of the humble
Proverbs 16:19- Poor and Humble is greater than rich and proud
Proverbs 29:23- What pride and humility bring
Christ’s teachings on Humility
Matthew 18:1-4 Matthew 23:12
The Epistles on Humility
James 4:6,10 1st Peter 5:5-6

Humility leads to exaltation from God. Far better is it to be exalted BY God as a result of our humble spirit than to attempt to exalt ourselves through pride for vain glory.

Verses on the PROUD:
Psalm 12:3, 31:23, 101:5, 119:21, 119:78, 138:6
Psalm 40:4
The word Respecteth means “To look at or abide with”
Proverbs 15:25, 28:25, 16:5
Proverbs 6:16-17

The things the Lord hates #1 is A Proud look

The prophets on pride
Isaiah 13:11, Jeremiah 13:15, Malachi 3:13-4:1

2nd Timothy 3:1-7
The end times

1st Timothy 6:3-5
False prophets and today’s preachers
If you consider the strife and problems in your life, how many could be swept away if your pride was not a factor, how many souls are in hell because of their pride?