Tagged with pride

John 12:43

John 12:43

John 12:43 – for they loved human praise more than praise from God. In this study we will compare the two types of praises using various examples from the Pharisees, to the apostles, to Job. Continue reading

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Psalm 25:9

Psalm 25:9

Psalm 25:9 – He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. In this study, we will examine why there is great value in humility. Continue reading

Luke 18:14

Luke 18:14

Luke 18:14 – “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” In this study, we will compare these two men, their behaviour and their prayers in order to find out why is it that the tax collector was justified before God, and not the Pharisee. Continue reading

Acts 5:2

Acts 5:2

Acts 5:2 – With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet. In this verse, we will attempt to examine the stakes involved in the ambitious lie of Ananias and Sapphira. Continue reading

Proverbs 3:34

Proverbs 3:34

Proverbs 3:34 – He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble. In this study we will examine what are some of the characteristics of a proud person, and in contrast, the characteristics of a humble person. Continue reading

Job 32:9

Job 32:9

Job 32:9 – It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right. In the study of this verse we will introduce a lesser known character, Elihu, and focus on his stand on youth and wisdom. Continue reading

Romans 1:16

Romans 1:16

Romans 1:16 – I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Are you ashamed of the gospel, of your faith, of the Lord? If you are, and even if you aren’t, this study examines this shame and how it can be deemed void in the face of our Lord. Continue reading