Tag Archives: Humility

A Subtle Temptation

As we study the Sermon on the Mount together, we must beware of the sneaky temptation to be known for being godly, the hunger for the fame of holiness. D.A. Carson wrote: We human beings are a strange lot. We … Continue reading

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Gospel Humility

In the sermon this past Sunday, the need for humility was mentioned frequently. Let’s take a moment to think further about how we become humble. In her book, Humble Roots, Hannah Anderson says: Part of the problem is that we … Continue reading

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Humble Witness

The sermon this past Sunday could be summed up this way; humble birth, humble death, and humble gospel witness. The humble circumstances of Christ’s birth point to His humble death (Phil. 2:5-11). Since a “servant is no greater than his … Continue reading

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Weakness

“…but we preach Christ crucified…For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” -1 Corinthians 1:23, 25 During the sermon on Sunday, I emphasized our calling to be what Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Consider Others

On Sunday we looked at Philippians 2:1-11, focusing primarily on verses 4-5: “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ … Continue reading

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Whitefield’s Fiery Furnace

A couple of weeks ago I read Steve Lawson’s book, The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield from the Long Line of Godly Men series. Until this point I hadn’t really read anything about Whitefield, but this book served as a … Continue reading

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Humbly Receive the Gospel

A few days ago while reading through some old notes I came across the following quote from Richard Baxter: “It is a contradiction to be a true Christian and not humble.” The Gospel should humble us indeed. This week I … Continue reading

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Humility Needed

What is humility? C.J. Mahaney in his book entitled, Humility, defines it as; “honestly assessing ourselves in light of God’s holiness and our sinfulness.” The opposite of humility is pride. Mahaney defines pride as; “when sinful human beings aspire to … Continue reading

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