Pride is something that rises up in each of us. It keeps us from apologizing, admitting we’re wrong, or showing any weakness. It keeps us from forgiving. It causes us to lie about our past, to cheat instead of lose, and to feel happy when someone else fails. It not only stands in the way of our relationships with other people, but it also stands in the way of our relationship with God.
Starting on Sunday, April 29, at 8:00, 9:30, 11:00, and 4:00, South Bay Bible Church, will begin a new, three-part series entitled, Killin’ It: How to Clear the Way to God and Others at 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches.
“Pride. It shuts us in and shuts God and others out. It keep you from saying what needs to be said and hearing what needs to be heard. It’s so destructive in our lives,” says Martin Hawley, pastor. In the following three messages, you’ll learn how to kill your pride and clear the way to good relationships with God and others:
1. Remote Controlled (Psalm 10:4; Philippians 2:7-8) – April 29: Saying “no” to pride is saying “yes” to God.
Pride is a sin that is so common to the human experience, and it is the gateway to all other sins. It promises to make us bigger, better, and more important, but it only makes us smaller, meaner, and less significant. It strips us of our capacity to connect with others. It stands between us and our heavenly Father.
2. Heaven Rules (Luke 16) – May 6: Power, prestige, and possessions are a stewardship; they are temporary. We are accountable.
Maybe you’re a “Three P” person—you have power, prestige, and possessions. You have influence. You are envied. People take you seriously because of what you’ve accomplished, what you look like, or to whom you’re married. There’s nothing wrong with being a “Three P” person. But when it comes to pride, “Three P” people face a unique challenge.
3. Known Survivor (Mark 1:4-5; John 1:15, 19-27, 29, 35-37; 3:26-28, 30-31) – May 13: Remember who it's from and who it's for.
We all want to be friended, followed, liked, and mentioned. We all want to be recognized, admired, sought after, and envied. We hunger for approval. We want applause. We want to be known. But what do you do when there is no amount of “known” that will satisfy your appetite?
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About South Bay Bible Church: South Bay Bible Church is a non-denominational Christian church known for Biblical messages applicable to everyday life. The church meets at 578 Montauk Highway in East Moriches, NY. The church’s mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our service schedule includes five convenient times: Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:30, 11:00; Sunday afternoon at 4:00; and on-line anytime. A nursery and children’s church are available. For more information, go to southbaychurchli.org, call (631) 909-8241, Facebook, or Twitter @sbbcli.