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The High Price of An Untamed Ego (4 of 7)
Pastor Larry Osbourne
Nebuchadnezzar’s Weird Dream, Stern Warning and Huge Case of Humble Pie
The High Price Of An Untamed Ego
What’s The Difference Between Healthy Pride & Arrogance?
- There’s nothing wrong with healthy pride that . . .
Romans 12:3/ 2 Corinthians 8:24/ Galatians 6:4 & James 1:9-10
Is confident in my abilities
Finds joy & satisfaction in my successes
Tells others about my successes
- There’s everything wrong with arrogance that . . .
Daniel 4:29-30/ Luke 18:9-14/ 2 Chronicles 26:16/ Psalm 10:2/ Psalm 10:4/ Proverbs 8:13 & 15:25
Looks down on others
Thinks the rules for others don’t apply to me
Takes advantage of the weak
Blows God off
- God hates arrogant pride!
How To Keep Your Ego Well-Tamed
Daniel 4: 29-30/ James 1:16-17/ 1 Corinthians 10:31 & Proverbs 16:2-3
- Share the credit.
- Remember the helping hand.
- Ask, “What’s in it for God?”
TAKING IT HOME
1. Look back at the sermon notes on keeping your ego well tamed. Which of these three practices is the most challenging for you?
2. Nebuchadnezzar didn't need to go through the experience of living like an animal in order to learn humility. God gave him ample time to change his attitude - but he was unwilling. Is there an area of your life where God wants you to change your attitude and teach you humility?
Growth Group Homework
QUICK REVIEW: Take a look at your sermon notes from this week. Was there a point in the sermon or a verse that Pastor Larry read that you really took to heart? Was there anything else that challenged you or caught your attention?
1. It may be hard for some of us to relate with King Nebuchadnezzar’s arrogance as most of us don’t rule over a nation. God, however, is just as concerned about our “eve ...
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