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A theory of jerks Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc. Resource type: Article Source: Aeon Magazine Author: Eric Schwitzgebel
Pride Scott Hoezee and David Bast explore the 'deadly sin' of pride and meditate on its antidote, humility and service, drawing from Genesis 3:1-7 and 1 Peter 5:4-5. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Scott Hoezee Pride in Your Work Is No Sin This article reflects on pride and the workplace, contrasting sinful pride about ourselves with godly pride in the work we are called to do. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Todd Lake Joseph and the Epic Battle of Humility over Pride in Spiritual Direction Commenting on Genesis 37:2-9, 28-35, 39:11-14, 45:3-12, William Dillard relates the journey of Joseph from pride to humility, to the ladder of humility in the "Rule of St. Benedict." Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: William Dillard Pride Goes Before Destruction This podcast on Proverbs 16:3 talks about building the Tower of Babel, encouraging us to avoid the sin of pride and to commit our ways to the Lord. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Howard E. Butt, Jr. Labor Day, Pride, and Humility At Worshiping with Children Carolyn Brown shares advice for engaging and age-inclusive worship planning. In this piece she deals with Labor Day and the given lectionary texts, focusing on pride and humility--and a little dirt, too! Resource type: Article Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown Peter's Pride In this sermon on Acts 11:1-18 Conrad Massa highlights the way in which God challenges Peter's pride as the gospel is extended to the Gentiles. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Author: Conrad H Massa Twelve-Step “Pride Elimination” Plan This article by Donald DeMarco discusses the nature and problem of pride. Defining pride as "an inordinate desire for praise, honors, and recognition," Demarco illustrates how pride is unrealistic, unattractive, unprofitable and unlike Christ. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Donald DeMarco The Danger of Spiritual Pride In this homily on the parable of the pharisee and the tax collector, Luke 18:9-14, Leo Edgar warns Christians against the danger of spiritual pride and admonishes them to espouse a childlike faith and humility. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: Leo Edgar O.P. Spiritual Pride An excerpt from St. John of the Cross' classic The Dark Night of the Soul which focuses on the secret spiritual pride often found in "beginners in the spiritual life." Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Richard J. Foster Pride in the Pulpit This sermon illustration for Isaiah 6:5 and 1 Corinthians 1:27-29 quotes Richard Baxter as saying, "When pride has written the sermon, it goes with us to the pulpit." Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Richard L. Baxter Pride's Opposite Asserting that Paul claims the opposite of love is pride, this sermon illustration by John Boykin demonstrates how to practice kindness and patience. This illustration suits Colossians 3:12 and 1 Corinthians 13:4. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: John Boykin Full Text Hymns on Pride At CalvaryPD
O Lord, No Pride Is In My HeartPD
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The Lust, The Flesh, The Eyes and The Pride of Life One video and one audio recording of Michael Roe's song "The Lust, The Flesh, The Eyes and The Pride of Life." The song is based on 1 John 2:16 and is appropriate especially for Lent. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Author: Michael Roe Is Pride Always Wrong? This devotional on Isaiah 23:9 considers pride, suggesting that pride is not always wrong. While sinful pride takes way too much credit, Godly pride comes with humility and gratitude. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts The Truth About Pride What is pride, and why should we avoid it? Twelve truths about the weakness of pride and the strength of Christ. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Donald DeMarco, Ph.D. The Wrong Kind of Pride A devotional reflection by Mark D. Roberts on Ezekiel 31:10. Roberts distinguishes between two kinds of "pride": the delight we feel in a worthy accomplishment, and the arrogance that that seeks to elevate ourselves above God. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling The Value of Pride A sermon illustration by Bill White describing a conversation that he had with someone who valued their pride, appropriate for Proverbs 11:2; 29:23, Micah 6:8, Matthew 18:4; 23:12, or Luke 22:26. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Bill White Ernest Hemingway's Pride In this sermon illustration for Matthew 5:22, Psalm 37:8, or Ecclesiastes 7:9, a scene from the film "In Love and War" demonstrates how anger and pride, when left to fester, turns into nearly incurable bitterness. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Unknown Pride and Celebrity Why do we think and talk about God? Is it for his glory or for our own? A brief excerpt from C. S. Lewis’s The Problem of Pain. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: C. S. Lewis Good Leaders Get Out of the Way Pride can be a sneaky sin: it can sometimes masquerade as false humility. But a servant leader needs to be able to perceive if a desire for humility is instead a subtle form of self-centeredness. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Gregory Wolfe
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