♫ Turn on your speakers!
You can never be too bad for Jesus,
CLICK TO ADVANCE SLIDES
only
too good!
Judge not without ...
God's idea of righteousness
is often quite different from
our idea of righteousness!
God took a man who was an accomplice ...
…It's a sinner who has no perfection, no righteousness
of his own at all, but is totally dependent on the love
and the mer...
The World’s idea of righteousness is
self-righteous perfection.
God's idea of righteousness is the pitiful,
hopeless, lost...
Pride is a problem we all have really, it's
one of our main temptations, ALL of us!
What was it that caused the fall of Sa...
Pride will really get in your way and hinder and keep you
from growing and learning what God wants to teach
you, and from ...
One reason that the proud and self-satisfied
Just like the Scribes and the
never of Jesus’ grow spiritually is because
Pha...
A critical spirit and a harsh,
condemning attitude towards
others comes from selfrighteousness!
But if you know you're a m...
Jesus said to go back and learn
what God meant when He said,
"I will have mercy
and not sacrifice."
Matthew 9:13
We ALL ...
"Judge not, that you be not
judged.
For with what judgment you
judge, you will be judged; and
with the measure you use, it...
--The just, legalistic, unforgiving, unloving,
unbending, unmerciful, proud self-righteous?
--Or the merciful, loving,
un...
Pride and selfrighteousness
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Pride and selfrighteousness

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Spiritual      
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Transcripts - Pride and selfrighteousness

  • 1. ♫ Turn on your speakers! You can never be too bad for Jesus, CLICK TO ADVANCE SLIDES only too good! Judge not without knowledge, nor without necessity and never without charity.
  • 2. God's idea of righteousness is often quite different from our idea of righteousness! God took a man who was an accomplice to murder and a persecutor of the early Christians and made him the Apostle Paul. Jesus took a woman who was one of the biggest harlots in town and made her one of His favorite disciples. King David was one of the worst sinners that the world has known, but he was also one of the greatest saints, because he knew he was totally dependent on the love and the mercy of God for forgiveness!
  • 3. …It's a sinner who has no perfection, no righteousness of his own at all, but is totally dependent on the love and the mercy of God by faith. The only standard of perfection is: Do you depend on the Lord totally, trust Him and His love and His mercy? True righteousness is being full of the Lord, for only He is all right!
  • 4. The World’s idea of righteousness is self-righteous perfection. God's idea of righteousness is the pitiful, hopeless, lost, humble, loving, repentant sinner who knows he needs God! The Devil’s idea of righteousness is totally the OPPOSITE of God's idea! This counterfeit idea is the SELFrighteous, holier-than-thou HYPOCRITE-the supposedly sinless perfectionist! When we feel so righteous and good, it's really because we are self-righteous, and not closer to God but closer to ourselves! So let's forget about trying to be perfect!— Because in this body of flesh we never will be! Let's just follow the Lord and do the best we can!
  • 5. Pride is a problem we all have really, it's one of our main temptations, ALL of us! What was it that caused the fall of Satan? PRIDE! Since pride caused the fall of Satan, it is apparently at the root of all sin! PRIDE blinds you to LOVE and causes you to feel that you are better than others and justified in your unloving attitudes because you believe you’re so right. God knows you're anything but perfect and CAN'T be perfect and never will be perfect in this earthly life, and usually you're pretty much of a mess, like the rest of us!
  • 6. Pride will really get in your way and hinder and keep you from growing and learning what God wants to teach you, and from becoming what He wants you to be. Being bound by pride and self-righteousness can greatly HINDER your spiritual progress. It is only when you get to the point where you are willing to FORSAKE your pride that you will be in a position to really grow and mature. For spiritual maturity is not just a matter of years or time, although that often helps, but it's a matter of your connection with God and His Word, your obedience and your humility.
  • 7. One reason that the proud and self-satisfied Just like the Scribes and the never of Jesus’ grow spiritually is because Pharisees seem to day who even if they read the knew the Scriptures and theWord of God, it just rolls like water off Law better than anybody. a duck's back! They were extremely ‘religious’ and ‘righteous’ in their own eyes but they They're and crucified their rejected ‘insulated’ against the real truth, Messiah for exposing their they already have hypocrisy. their ‘religion’, and Jesus told them: “Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophecy of are so hung up on you, saying; This people draweth nigh unto Me with their their ‘doctrine’ that with their lips; but their heart is far mouth, and honoureth Me they totallyBut in vain they do worship Me, teaching for from Me. miss the heart of the law doctrines the commandments of men.” which is Love! Matthew 15:7-9 (Isaiah 29:13)
  • 8. A critical spirit and a harsh, condemning attitude towards others comes from selfrighteousness! But if you know you're a mess yourself, then you don't go around looking down on and criticizing OTHER people for their mistakes. But if you think YOU'RE so righteous, that's when you start picking on OTHERS. Some people, the minute somebody makes a mistake instead of being patient and forgiving, are quick to condemn. They seem to forget all the past and all the good they ever did.
  • 9. Jesus said to go back and learn what God meant when He said, "I will have mercy and not sacrifice." Matthew 9:13 We ALL need to apply this to ourselves and learn what that means! We all need to ask Him in all humility to help us have MERCY on others, knowing that we ourselves must also be forgiven for many sins! Remembering continually what sinners WE are and how many mistakes WE'VE made helps greatly to keep us humble and to avoid that spirit of selfrighteous pride which causes us to criticize and condemn others.
  • 10. "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye'; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.” Matthew 7:2-5
  • 11. --The just, legalistic, unforgiving, unloving, unbending, unmerciful, proud self-righteous? --Or the merciful, loving, understanding, forgiving, humble, unrighteous sinner saved only by the grace of God? For more PowerPoint shows visit: www.tommyswindow.com

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