In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: Jeremiah 9:23-24, 1 Corinthians 1:20-21, 1:25, Proverbs 1:7, John 14:7-9, Exodus 34:6-7, Psalm 11:7, 1 John 2:4
Ask yourself this question: If you were to stand before the world and be asked, "What are you more proud of than anything else?", what would your answer be? Some would say it would be your family, others money, still others their accomplishments. That is when pride is wrong. The great danger of religion is that through religion we will come to know about God without ever coming to know God--our pride in God will overcome a real relationship with God. The width of your knowledge about God is no gage of the depth of your knowledge of God. In this message, Dr. Merritt explores when pride is wrong, and why it is wrong, before journeying to discover when pride can be right and God-honoring.
"There's one other thing that we do not know that puts a limit on all that we do know, and that is the future. The most brilliant Ph.D at Harvard University does not even know what is going to happen in the next sixty seconds. That is why no wise man should glory in his wisdom." --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.