Preachers in Training 008


Episode #008
Recorded Tuesday, February 19, 2013
“Preaching Pitfalls: Pride”

HOST: Robert Hatfield



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Show Notes:

  • Charles Spurgeon on pride:
    • It is groundless
    • It is brainless
    • It is the maddest thing that can exist.
    • It is ever-changing.
    • The seat of pride: the heart
    • The consequence of pride: destruction
  • Spurgeon on humility:
    • “Humility is to think rightly of ourselves.”
      • “It is no humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought, though it might rather puzzle him to do that. Some persons, when they know they can do a thing, tell you they cannot; but you do not call that humility”
      • Humility is not to say, “I have not this gift,” but it is to say, “I have the gift, and I must use it for my Master’s glory. I must never seek any honor for myself, for what have I that I have not received?”
    • The seat of humility: the heart
      • True humility goes beneath the surface, to one’s character.
    • The result of humility: honor
  • H. E. Phillips offers three ways to cultivate a heart of humility:
    • Love – 1 Cor. 13:1-7
    • Truth – Constantly examine your motives for preaching from the Bible’s perspective.
    • Peace – 1 Thes. 5:13; Col. 3:15; John 8:31-32
  • Scriptures to keep before our hearts:
    • Romans 12:3
    • Galatians 6:3
    • 1 Timothy 6:3-4
    • James 4:6

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