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Aug 05, 2018

The Burden of Arrogance

The Burden of Arrogance

Passage: Luke 14:7-11

Speaker: Pastor Greg Olson

Series: Traveling Light

Category: Humility, Arrogance

Sermon Notes

God hates arrogance and pride

  • The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate. Proverbs 8:13 (NRSV)
  • All those who are arrogant are an abomination to the Lord; be assured, they will not go unpunished. Proverbs 16:5 (NRSV)
  • Love is not arrogant or rude. 1 Corinthians 13:4b-5a (NRSV)

What does pride and arrogance do to us?

  • Pushes us away from God
  • Pushes us away from others

Humility—not thinking less of yourself but thinking less about yourself.

Cultivating Humility

  1. Assess yourself honestly.
  2. Don’t take success too seriously.
  3. Celebrate the significance of others. 
  4. Don’t demand your own parking place. 
  5. Never announce your success before it occurs.
  6. Speak humbly.
  7. Live at the foot of the cross.