Posts Tagged ‘Pride’

Taking Sides

Posted: March 19, 2019 by keystoneyouth in Drama Lessons
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Introduction:

  • When a conflict erupts, when drama happens, we tend to immediately take sides. We dig in and begin to think about all the reasons we are in the right and the other person is in the wrong. Meanwhile the other person is doing the exact same thing on the other side.
  • The Battle of Somme – This was the bloodiest battle of WWI because both sides dug deep trenches and refused to give up any ground. Sometimes this is how our conflicts look. Dig trenches, don’t give up any ground, and never give in to the other person.
  • We dig a trench, hold our ground, and occasionally fire some bullets over the wall. We won’t back down and the other person won’t back down. And so, we remain in a conflict that just gets more destructive over time.
  • We don’t just take sides against other people, but we also take a side with or against God.

Big Idea: We can work with or against God in all of our fights.

  • Every time there is a conflict, we will either choose to work with God by having him work on us, or we will choose to work against God.
  • To see this, we need to first of all see what God’s purpose is in our fights, because if we don’t understand his purpose, then we won’t know whether we are working for or against him.

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Pride

Posted: January 23, 2019 by keystoneyouth in Death Row Lessons
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Introduction:

  • Refresh:
    • Kill Sin or It Will Kill You.
  • Sin is not like the creatures in BirdBox… that if you don’t see them they can’t harm you. It’s the exact opposite, until the blindfold is removed and you see sin for what it is, it will do the most harm to you.
  • That’s exactly what we want to do in this series… take off the blindfold and expose sin in our lives and then fight back against sin with the power Jesus gives us in the Holy Spirit.
  • Tonight, we start with pride.

Attention Funnel: Dumbest Guinness Book of World Record Records

  • Why do people spend time trying to achieve a Guinness World Record? To make a name for themselves.

Big Idea: We should spend our lives making much of God rather than making a name for ourselves. 

  • To look at pride, we are going to look at the story of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel.
  • Nebuchadnezzar is the absolute ruler of the world at this point in time (586 B.C.) He can pretty much command anything and it gets done (POWER). He can get pretty much anything he wants (WEALTH). Everyone in the world knows who he is and pays him respect (FAME).
    • Warning: With wealth, knowledge, power, and fame often comes pride.
  • The book of Daniel tells us about King Nebuchadnezzar because Daniel was one of the people from Israel that that he took captive when he raided and destroyed Jerusalem.

Main Points:

  • Pride is making a big deal of ourselves
  • Pride tries to steal what belongs to God.
  • Get your eyes off yourself and onto something better.

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