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1
What is the greatest sin?
  • Pride may be the most dangerous of sins!

2
What is the greatest sin?
  • Pride may be the most dangerous of sins!
  • The Lord leaves no doubt as to it danger. (1 Jn
    215-17 Isa 239)

3
What is the greatest sin?
  • 1 John 215-17 (NKJV) - Do not love the world or
    the things in the world. If anyone loves the
    world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16
    For all that is in the worldthe lust of the
    flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of
    lifeis not of the Father but is of the world. 17
    And the world is passing away, and the lust of
    it but he who does the will of God abides
    forever.

4
What is the greatest sin?
  • Isaiah 239 (NKJV) - The Lord of hosts has
    purposed it, To bring to dishonor the pride of
    all glory, To bring into contempt all the
    honorable of the earth.

5
What is the greatest sin?
  • What does God hate? (Prov 813)

6
What is the greatest sin?
  • Proverbs 813 (NKJV) - The fear of the Lord is
    to hate evil Pride and arrogance and the evil
    way And the perverse mouth I hate.

7
What is the greatest sin?
  • How is it possible for men and women with years
    of experience to leave the Lord with almost no
    shame?

8
What is the greatest sin?
  • How is it possible for men and women with years
    of experience to leave the Lord with almost no
    shame?
  • Israel did this often. (Hosea 55 710)

9
What is the greatest sin?
  • Hosea 55 (NKJV) - The pride of Israel testifies
    to his face Therefore Israel and Ephraim
    stumble in their iniquity Judah also stumbles
    with them.

10
What is the greatest sin?
  • Hosea 710 (NKJV) - And the pride of Israel
    testifies to his face, But they do not return to
    the Lord their God, Nor seek Him for all this.

11
What is the greatest sin?
  • The appeal of modern denominations is in things
    of pride! (Jude 116 Col 223)

12
What is the greatest sin?
  • Jude 116 (NKJV) - These are grumblers,
    complainers, walking according to their own
    lusts and they mouth great swelling words,
    flattering people to gain advantage.

13
What is the greatest sin?
  • Colossians 223 (NKJV) - These things indeed
    have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed
    religion, false humility, and neglect of the
    body, but are of no value against the indulgence
    of the flesh.

14
What is Pride?
  • There are several words that indicate pride
    Haughty, vainglory, high look..

15
What is Pride?
  • There are several words that indicate pride
    Haughty, vainglory, high look..
  • Paul uses the word Puffed-up - to inflate,
    blow-up, blow out, to cause to swell up…fig. To
    make proud.

16
What is Pride?
  • There are several words that indicate pride
    Haughty, vainglory, high look..
  • Paul uses the word Puffed-up - to inflate,
    blow-up, blow out, to cause to swell up…fig. To
    make proud.
  • Have you ever said that someone is full of hot
    air. (Prov 2514)

17
What is Pride?
  • Proverbs 2514 (NKJV) - Whoever falsely boasts
    of giving Is like clouds and wind without rain.

18
What is Pride?
  • Pride is an unrealistic view of ones abilities.

19
What is Pride?
  • Pride is an unrealistic view of ones abilities.
  • The scriptures clearly warn us. (Gal 63 Rom
    123)

20
What is Pride?
  • Galatians 63 (NKJV) - For if anyone thinks
    himself to be something, when he is nothing, he
    deceives himself.

21
What is Pride?
  • Romans 123 (NKJV) - For I say, through the
    grace given to me, to everyone who is among you,
    not to think of himself more highly than he ought
    to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt
    to each one a measure of faith.

22
What is Pride?
  • Be sure you do not confuse the Bible sin of pride
    with self-respect. There is a realm wherein we
    ought to think.

23
What is Pride?
  • Be sure you do not confuse the Bible sin of pride
    with self-respect. There is a realm wherein we
    ought to think.
  • An inferiority complex is not humility. Often
    these people will turn to pride as a mask of
    there internal insecurities.

24
What is Pride?
  • Be sure you do not confuse the Bible sin of pride
    with self-respect. There is a realm wherein we
    ought to think.
  • An inferiority complex is not humility. Often
    these people will turn to pride as a mask of
    there internal insecurities.
  • Pride comes from abundance, achievements and
    blessings, that is why it is so dangerous.

25
What is Pride?
  • Knowledge is good, but watch for pride. (1 Cor
    81-2)

26
What is Pride?
  • 1 Corinthians 81-2 (NKJV) - 1Now concerning
    things offered to idols We know that we all have
    knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.
    2And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he
    knows nothing yet as he ought to know.

27
What is Pride?
  • Be careful at who you put into positions of
    responsibility. (1 Tim 36)

28
What is Pride?
  • 1 Timothy 36 (NKJV) - not a novice, lest being
    puffed up with pride he fall into the same
    condemnation as the devil.

29
What is Pride?
  • The apostle Paul needed help to avoid pride. (2
    Cor 127)

30
What is Pride?
  • 2 Corinthians 127 (NKJV) - And lest I should be
    exalted above measure by the abundance of the
    revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to
    me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be
    exalted above measure.

31
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Pride is essentially competitive. You have to be
    the best.

32
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Pride is essentially competitive. You have to be
    the best.
  • The more you have of pride, the more you notice
    it in others.

33
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Pride is essentially competitive. You have to be
    the best.
  • The more you have of pride, the more you notice
    it in others.
  • A proud person is thin skinned. At his heart he
    is insecure.

34
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Pride is essentially competitive. You have to be
    the best.
  • The more you have of pride, the more you notice
    it in others.
  • A proud person is thin skinned. At his heart he
    is insecure.
  • Pride is not satisfied with mere possession he
    must have more than the other fellow. This is the
    root of envy. (Mk 1510)

35
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Mark 1510 (NKJV) 10For he knew that the chief
    priests had handed Him over because of envy.

36
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Pride looks down on others. (Luke 189)

37
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Luke 189 (NKJV) - Also He spoke this parable to
    some who trusted in themselves that they were
    righteous, and despised others

38
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • There are quick to give harsh, unloving
    criticism.

39
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • There are quick to give harsh, unloving
    criticism.
  • Why do some get joy in fault-finding? Is this
    really spirituality? (Lk 733-34)

40
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Luke 733-34 (NKJV) - For John the Baptist came
    neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you
    say, He has a demon. 34 The Son of Man has come
    eating and drinking, and you say, Look, a
    glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax
    collectors and sinners!

41
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • It is not uncommon for someone to collect
    accounts of weaknesses of men who are in the
    public and tell others years after the event.
    (Ex. Preachers )

42
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • It is not uncommon for someone to collect
    accounts of weaknesses of men who are in the
    public and tell others years after the event.
    (Ex. Preachers )
  • Pride produces ingratitude. (Rom 120-23)

43
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Romans 120-23 (NKJV) - For since the creation
    of the world His invisible attributes are clearly
    seen, being understood by the things that are
    made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that
    they are without excuse, 21 because, although
    they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God,
    nor were thankful, but became futile in their
    thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

44
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23
    and changed the glory of the incorruptible God
    into an image made like corruptible manand birds
    and four-footed animals and creeping things.

45
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Moses warned the children of Israel that they
    would give themselves credit for what God did.
    (Deut 816-17)

46
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Deuteronomy 816-17 (NKJV) - who fed you in the
    wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not
    know, that He might humble you and that He might
    test you, to do you good in the end17 then you
    say in your heart, My power and the might of my
    hand have gained me this wealth.

47
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • What do we have that we didnt receive? (1 Cor
    46-7)

48
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 1 Corinthians 46-7 (NKJV) - Now these things,
    brethren, I have figuratively transferred to
    myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may
    learn in us not to think beyond what is written,
    that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of
    one against the other.

49
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 7 For who makes you differ from another? And what
    do you have that you did not receive? Now if you
    did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you
    had not received it?

50
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Here there is no room for boasting. (Gal 614)

51
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Galatians 614 (NKJV) - But God forbid that I
    should boast except in the cross of our Lord
    Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been
    crucified to me, and I to the world.

52
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • These leaders sought attention to themselves by
    Gods gifts.

53
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • These leaders sought attention to themselves by
    Gods gifts.
  • Paul had a clear view of who he is before God. (1
    Cor 48-13)

54
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 1 Corinthians 48-13 (NKJV) - You are already
    full! You are already rich! You have reigned as
    kings without usand indeed I could wish you did
    reign, that we also might reign with you! 9 For I
    think that God has displayed us, the apostles,
    last, as men condemned to death for we have been
    made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and
    to men.

55
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 10 We are fools for Christs sake, but you are
    wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong!
    You are distinguished, but we are dishonored! 11
    To the present hour we both hunger and thirst,
    and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and
    homeless. 12 And we labor, working with our own
    hands. Being reviled, we bless being persecuted,
    we endure

56
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 13 being defamed, we entreat. We have been made
    as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all
    things until now.

57
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • These leaders thought they were rich and full.
    (Rev 314-19)

58
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Revelation 314-19 (NKJV) - And to the angel of
    the church of the Laodiceans write, These things
    says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the
    Beginning of the creation of God 15I know your
    works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could
    wish you were cold or hot.

59
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither
    cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
    17 Because you say, I am rich, have become
    wealthy, and have need of nothingand do not
    know that you are wretched, miserable, poor,
    blind, and naked

60
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in
    the fire, that you may be rich and white
    garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame
    of your nakedness may not be revealed and anoint
    your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As
    many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore
    be zealous and repent.

61
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Contrast this with what a worker for God will
    endure.

62
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • The world will praise these leaders and despise
    the other. Who does God praise? (2 Cor 1012,
    17-18)

63
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 2 Corinthians 1012 (NKJV) - For we dare not
    class ourselves or compare ourselves with those
    who commend themselves. But they, measuring
    themselves by themselves, and comparing
    themselves among themselves, are not wise.

64
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 2 Corinthians 1017-18 (NKJV) - But he who
    glories, let him glory in the Lord. 18 For not
    he who commends himself is approved, but whom the
    Lord commends.

65
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • We need to be careful in how we recommend
    preachers. When we give emphasis to ones
    speaking ability are we appealing to the world or
    God?

66
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • When we think of ourselves as thinking and
    others as traditional we may be walking in the
    pathway of pride.

67
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • When we think of ourselves as thinking and
    others as traditional we may be walking in the
    pathway of pride.
  • Because pride is essentially competitive then the
    one who possesses pride is often first to see it
    in another. They will be quick to judge
    another.

68
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • When we think of ourselves as thinking and
    others as traditional we may be walking in the
    pathway of pride.
  • Because pride is essentially competitive then the
    one who possesses pride is often first to see it
    in another. They will be quick to judge
    another.
  • Only pride allows one to boast that he feels
    better than others because of what one has.

69
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Pride will cause one to take risks. (1 Cor
    81-3 1012, 21-22)

70
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 1 Corinthians 81-3 (NKJV) - Now concerning
    things offered to idols We know that we all have
    knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.
    2 And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he
    knows nothing yet as he ought to know. 3 But if
    anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.

71
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 1 Corinthians 1012 (NKJV) - Therefore let him
    who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

72
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 1 Corinthians 1021-22 (NKJV) - You cannot drink
    the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons you
    cannot partake of the Lords table and of the
    table of demons. 22 Or do we provoke the Lord to
    jealousy? Are we stronger than He?

73
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • One may say I can go to the temple and it wont
    bother me.

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Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • One may say I can go to the temple and it wont
    bother me.
  • There are many things I dont want to have
    anything to do with, i.e. alcohol, immorality,
    improper association with women.

75
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • One who is humble acknowledges the fact… I can
    become an alcoholic, I can be unfaithful to my
    wife, I can be destroyed in pursuit of money.

76
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Pride despises simple things. (1 Cor 118-25)

77
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 1 Corinthians 118-25 (NKJV) - For the message
    of the cross is foolishness to those who are
    perishing, but to us who are being saved it is
    the power of God. 19 For it is written I will
    destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to
    nothing the understanding of the prudent.

78
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where
    is the disputer of this age? Has not God made
    foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since,
    in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom
    did not know God, it pleased God through the
    foolishness of the message preached to save those
    who believe. 22 For Jews request a sign, and
    Greeks seek after wisdom

79
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a
    stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, 24
    but to those who are called, both Jews and
    Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of
    God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser
    than men, and the weakness of God is stronger
    than men.

80
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • It may be the simple lecture that instills Gods
    word in our childs heart.

81
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • What was Naamans error? (2 Kings 511-12)

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Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 2 Kings 511-12 (NKJV) - But Naaman became
    furious, and went away and said, Indeed, I said
    to myself, He will surely come out to me, and
    stand and call on the name of the Lord his God,
    and wave his hand over the place, and heal the
    leprosy.

83
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 12 Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, the rivers
    of Damascus, better than all the waters of
    Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?
    So he turned and went away in a rage.

84
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • In organization, worship, plan of salvation…God
    has always majored in things that
    are simple. People turn up their noses…beneath
    their dignity to sing…be baptized

85
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Pride has been at the center of nearly every
    apostasy.

86
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Pride has been at the center of nearly every
    apostasy.
  • Pride seeks status and false symbols. (1 Tim
    617)

87
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 1 Timothy 617 (NKJV) - Command those who are
    rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor
    to trust in uncertain riches but in the living
    God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.

88
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Pride produces self sufficiency.

89
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Pride produces self sufficiency.
  • The middle letter in pride and sin is I. Ex. I
    am a self made man.

90
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Pride produces self sufficiency.
  • The middle letter in pride and sin is I. Ex. I
    am a self made man.
  • Pride causes one to be intolerant in their study
    of the Bible. (1 Tim 63-4)

91
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 1 Timothy 63-4 (NKJV) - If anyone teaches
    otherwise and does not consent to wholesome
    words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    and to the doctrine which accords with godliness,
    4 he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed
    with disputes and arguments over words, from
    which come envy, strife, reviling, evil
    suspicions,

92
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Rather than admit they are wrong they will use
    names and labels to attack others. (3 John 9-10)

93
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 3 John 19-10 (NKJV) - I wrote to the church,
    but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence
    among them, does not receive us. 10 Therefore, if
    I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he
    does, prating against us with malicious words.
    And not content with that, he himself does not
    receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish
    to, putting them out of the church.

94
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Pride causes men to do foolish things and never
    make it right. (Ex. Man who quit and briefly
    attended a liberal church.)

95
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • Pride causes men to do foolish things and never
    make it right. (Ex. Man who quit and briefly
    attended a liberal church.)
  • Pride stifles the work of God. Proud men will pit
    brethren against one another in an atmosphere of
    suspicion. They are sensitive people! (Ex. Saul )
    (1 Sam 228)

96
Identifying Pride in our Lives
  • 1 Samuel 228 (NKJV) - All of you have conspired
    against me, and there is no one who reveals to me
    that my son has made a covenant with the son of
    Jesse and there is not one of you who is sorry
    for me or reveals to me that my son has stirred
    up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as it
    is this day.

97
What is the final end of the proud?
  • God will destroy the proud in hell. (Prov 1525
    1618 1 Cor 1012 Jas 46)

98
What is the final end of the proud?
  • Proverbs 1525 (NKJV) - The Lord will destroy the
    house of the proud, But He will establish the
    boundary of the widow.

99
What is the final end of the proud?
  • Proverbs 1618 (NKJV) - Pride goes before
    destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

100
What is the final end of the proud?
  • James 46 (NKJV) - But He gives more grace.
    Therefore He says God resists the proud, But
    gives grace to the humble.

101
What is the final end of the proud?
  • James 46 (NKJV) - But He gives more grace.
    Therefore He says God resists the proud, But
    gives grace to the humble.
  • Please do not take this sin lightly!
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