Pride and humility is a topic of utmost importance for Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction…” and destruction is that which must be avoided at all costs. Therefore pride must be avoided at all costs. We must put on the mind of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was humbly and lowly.

Pride Led to the Fall of Many Old Testament Leaders

From Gideon, Samuel, David, Solomon, and Asa, pride was a factor in their falls. What lessons of humility we should learn from their failures. Video: The Failures of Old Testament Leaders, Uzziah’s Pride: Famous King to Excluded Leper

Defensiveness Reveals Pride

Defensiveness rears its ugly head whenever anyone touches a nerve in my soul, possibly exposing that I could be wrong about something. Defensiveness is that feeling I get when anyone challenges me on something, possibly exposing that I have blind spots they see that I don’t see. Video: Defensive People Are Prideful | Are You Defensive?

Pride and Humility: Proud People Destroy the Church

Nothing Damages the Church Like Proud People

Christ’s Kingdom is Not About Position and Power

Ugly Pride: Wanting to Be Recognized by People

Humility Necessary for the Christian to Work Properly

Jonathan’s Robe: A Humble Response to Being Surpassed and Overshadowed

Pride and Humility: How to Get Humility?

Humility is a vital characteristic of the Christian life. If we would keep from falling away, and if we desire to have healthy churches, we must cultivate and attain this blessed virtue. Video: Cultivating and Attaining Humility We often get humility through the rebuke and correction of others. Video: Video Blog on The Battle With Sin Series. The Lord will prune us and discipline us and we must rejoice in God’s faithful discipline. Video: The Miracle of God’s Faithful Discipline

“I Am Not That Proud of a Person!”

One of the scariest things to think about is the pride that we all have but that we cannot discern and recognize. Article: Undiscerned Spiritual Pride

What About Pastors and Pride?

“Pride in the preacher? Of all those who surround the Lord Jesus, you would expect humility in the pastor. Just as certain weeds grow best in certain soils, so pride grows perhaps most easily in the heart of a Christian minister. Surely the pastor could afford to stay low.” Article: Ministerial Pride

 

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The Failures of Old Testament Leaders

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The Failures of Old Testament Leaders

In this sermon, we look into the Old Testament and see that most of the good leaders start out well but finish badly, suffering moral failures later in their lives.

Are You Defensive?

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Are You Defensive?

When you get approached or corrected about something in your life, how do you receive it? Are you defensive?

Nothing Damages the Church Like Proud People

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Nothing Damages the Church Like Proud People

The spirit of our age is telling us that we need to trust and believe in ourselves. But this mindset will severely divide and damage a church...

Christ’s Kingdom is Not About Position and Power

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Christ’s Kingdom is Not About Position and Power

The kingdom of God is not about position and power. Yet to our amazement the disciples asked Jesus, the King, “Who is the greatest?”

Ugly Pride: Wanting to Be Recognized by People

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Ugly Pride: Wanting to Be Recognized by People

The non-Christian world is full of pride, but pride can sadly creep into the church as well. We can inwardly desire the glory...

Humility Necessary for the Christian to Work Properly

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Humility Necessary for the Christian to Work Properly

The Bible urges us to walk worthy of God's calling; one of the characteristics of a walk worthy of our calling is humility. The Bible also calls members...

Don’t Be a Young, Proud, Know-It-All

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Don’t Be a Young, Proud, Know-It-All

Sadly, one of the vices that plagues young people is pride. It's often overlooked if a young person has a quiet and humble disposition.

Are You Self-Confident or God Confident?

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Are You Self-Confident or God Confident?

How do we remain humble when we accomplish something? How do we keep ourselves from self-confidence when our skills are put on display?

Are You a Young, Proud, Rude Pharisee?

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Are You a Young, Proud, Rude Pharisee?

What should we think of a 14-year-old who is being heavily accused of characteristics that resemble a Pharisee? What could be the cause of this?

Cultivating and Attaining Humility

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Cultivating and Attaining Humility

Humility is a vital characteristic of the Christian life. If we would keep from falling away, and if we desire to have healthy churches, we must cultivate and attain this blessed virtue.

Uzziah’s Pride: Famous King to Excluded Leper

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Uzziah’s Pride: Famous King to Excluded Leper

In King Uzziah we see the sad biography of how fame and pride destroyed him. He was unfaithful to the Lord and was rebuked by 80 men of valor for his actions...

People Pleasing and the Fear of Man

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People Pleasing and the Fear of Man

When we are snared by the fear of man, we are no longer trusting in the Lord. We must stop regarding man in whose nostrils is mere breath.

Are You Proud? God Moment by Moment Upholds You

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Are You Proud? God Moment by Moment Upholds You

What are you tempted to be proud of tonight? Are you girls tempted to be proud of your beauty? Do you realize you could lose that in a second?

Undiscerned Spiritual Pride

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Undiscerned Spiritual Pride

The first and worst cause of errors that abound in our day and age is spiritual pride. In this article Jonathan Edwards exposes this sin.

Jonathan’s Robe: A Humble Response to Being Surpassed and Overshadowed

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Jonathan’s Robe: A Humble Response to Being Surpassed and Overshadowed

This was the crisis of Jonathan's life. What was to be his attitude towards the one who had suddenly surpassed and overshadowed him? There could be...

How Do You Respond to Personal Slander?

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How Do You Respond to Personal Slander?

The psalmist finds himself in a position we all commonly share at times. He is being slandered. His words and actions have been misrepresented and his character maligned.

Others May, You Cannot

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Others May, You Cannot

Others may you cannot - others may boast of themselves, of their work, of their success, of their writings, but the Holy Spirit will not allow you to do any such thing, and if you begin it...

The Faults of Christians

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The Faults of Christians

You are very unwise to let your thoughts dwell upon the faults of Christians at all; and when you do so, you hunt up a few professors of religion...

False Teachers: Proud Men Who Lust for Power

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False Teachers: Proud Men Who Lust for Power

Surely the number one characteristic of the false teacher is pride. They desire to control people,...

Useful Because of Weakness

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Useful Because of Weakness

The futile cultures focus on men being strong in their own strength. Yet for the Christian, Jesus says His strength is made perfect in our weakness.

Peter’s Denial

Peter’s Denial

Bob looks at four things that led up to Peter's denial of Christ.

Take God’s Side Against Yourself

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Take God’s Side Against Yourself

If you ever get to the point where you blame yourself for your sin, you are going to get saved.

Ministerial Pride

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Ministerial Pride

Pride is a mother sin. All sin, in a way, is a manifestation of pride. That is, the conceit, the arrogance, the self-importance – pride affects every word, thought and deed. Pride, though subtle...

Self-Exaltation and Humility

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Self-Exaltation and Humility

Pride is the last thing to go before conversion and 1st to return. If you want to please the devil, admire yourself.

The Miracle of God’s Faithful Discipline

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The Miracle of God’s Faithful Discipline

This clip, from an Interview in 2009, was never put up on the Internet. Paul talks about the greatest miracle in his life, it not being some supernatural thing, but it rather being the love of the Father to discipline him.

Are You Too Proud to Receive Help?

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Are You Too Proud to Receive Help?

If someone offers to help you out, do you say 'no' to the help offered in order to not make yourself appear weak? May God humble us of our pride.

You’re an Unworthy Servant

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You’re an Unworthy Servant

Tim talks about how Jesus would often tell someone a story and use a role reversal to get people to think right. One example of this is how king David responded to the prophet Nathan, yet Nathan then rebuked David to say "You're the man!"

Christ is Better, Boast in Him

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Christ is Better, Boast in Him

You know how you can tell the true Christian? They boast in Christ. Isn't that always a dead giveaway? When we find people that profess to be Christians...

You Dishonor God by Being Self-Dependent

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You Dishonor God by Being Self-Dependent

In this video excerpt Tim Conway exhorts the believer to cry out to God for more humility, to rely upon Christ in every situation. When we do not rely upon God and seek Him first, we are in return dishonoring God.

The Battle With Sin: I Want My Way (Part 7)

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The Battle With Sin: I Want My Way (Part 7)

68 Minutes | Video Bible Study The Battle With Sin Part 3 | The bible talks about humility and how to be the greatess in the Kingdom of Heaven. How many of us want our way? But God's way is better, it is humbling, it is a path of humility - but it is a path of being more like Christ, now that is a path I want to be on!

The Battle With Sin: Who is the Greatest? (Part 4)

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The Battle With Sin: Who is the Greatest? (Part 4)

Tim talks about humility and who will be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 23:11 - The greatest among you shall be your servant.

The Battle With Sin: Violent for Humility (Part 3)

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The Battle With Sin: Violent for Humility (Part 3)

Matthew 5:30 - And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.

Video Blog on The Battle With Sin Series

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Video Blog on The Battle With Sin Series

James testifies to God using Tim Conway to reprove him for being too judgmental and how God used it to break him of more pride. Brethren be sure to watch the bible study series on The Battle With Sin, it will apply greatly to all of our lives.

The Battle With Sin: Pride (Part 2)

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The Battle With Sin: Pride (Part 2)

Part 2 Tim talks about putting to death pride and being filled with humility by the mighty hand of God.

Be Encouraged, Die to Self

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Be Encouraged, Die to Self

May God keep putting death all self in our lives that we may not be attached to anything in this world.

Stop Lying and Worrying About Your Reputation

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Stop Lying and Worrying About Your Reputation

Are you putting off the old man and no longer living for the approval of man? Do you find yourself constructing sentences in your mind, before you say things, to cause yourself to appear to be someone that your not? My friend this is no small matter, this lying. May we put off the old man and live in the newness of life! Christ is all! Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Ephesians 4:25

Defensive People Are Prideful

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Defensive People Are Prideful

Defensiveness if a sign of pride and immaturity.

Prideful Men Will Go to Hell

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Prideful Men Will Go to Hell

Man doesn't want to admit how utterly helpless and worthless he is before God because of his pride. It's this very pride that will send him to hell.





Humility will not make us unconscious of what is good in us, but it will make us beware of imagining that to be good which is not, or that which is good to be better than it is; and it will constantly keep before the mind, that whatever good is in us has been put into us, is not so much ours as God’s, the gift of His grace, the work of His Spirit.

John Brown (1784 – 1858), Exposition of First Peter

It is good to have spiritual heroes we emulate. But idolizing men is a different thing altogether. It is a subtle trap to be avoided. Scripture says, “Stop regarding man, in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he?” (Isaiah 2:22) We are to appreciate, honor, and respect God’s men, but never idolize or view them as perfect.

Mack Tomlinson, In Light of Eternity, pg 288





One of the awful things about pride is that it deceives us; we may think we are serving God and others, but in reality we are serving ourselves only.

Alexander Strauch, Biblical Eldership pg. 92





Pierson in regards to George Müller: To one who asked him the secret of his service he said: “There was a day when I died, utterly died;” and as he spoke, he bent lower and lower until he almost touched the floor–“died to George Müller, his opinions, preferences, tastes and will–died to the world, its approval or censure-died to the approval or blame even of my brethren and friends – and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God.”

A.T. Pierson, George Müller of Bristol, pg 367

We have nothing but what we have received from God. If we see any truth or if we are kept from any error, it is sheer grace, for any of us is entirely vulnerable to making a regrettable blot.

Bob Jennings, From a letter written to Paul W. in Feb. 2012

One by one, pare and prune from your life every single crutch that has an “I” attached to it. When you become weak enough and small enough and nothing enough, all the strength and power of the Lord Jesus will be made perfect in you by your utter dependence and trust in Him.

Conrad Murrell

Spiritual pride takes great notice of opposition and injuries that are received, and is often speaking of them. Humility disposes a person rather to be, like his blessed Lord when reviled, dumb, not opening his mouth. The more clamorous and furious the world is against him, the more silent and still will he be.

Asahel Nettleton, The Life and Labours of Asahel Nettleton pg. 372





Humility leads the Christian to treat others that are in fault with meekness and gentleness, as Christ did His disciples, and particularly Peter, when he had shamefully denied Him.

Jonathan Edwards, The Life and Labours of Asahel Nettleton pg. 371
 

How dishonouring it is unto God to have so many professing Christians eulogizing worms of the dust and using such expressions as “He is a great man,” “a remarkable preacher,” “a wonderful Bible teacher.” What glory doth the Lord get therefrom? None. No wonder the unction of the Spirit is now so generally withheld! Moreover, nothing is so apt to destroy a preacher’s usefulness as to puff him up with flattery; certainly nothing is so insulting to the Spirit and more calculated to cause Him to withdraw His blessing than such idolatrous man worship. How much better to say, “Such a preacher is highly favoured of the Lord in being so gifted by Him.” “The pastor was much helped by God in his sermon this morning.”

A.W. Pink, Gleanings in Joshua, pg. 148

The pride of preachers of the Word, in wanting a name for themselves alive and after their death, is the cause of attracting men to themselves, rather than to the Lord of the harvest. Men are so prone to make idols of one another… and ordinary people, when they hear a good orator, and have but a little taste of his doctrine, are ready to set him up as a Herod of old, in the place of God; then his heart is so taken with this promotion, and with the people’s allegiance, that he begins to boast of, and flaunt this new name which he wishes to perpetuate, and which others readily ascribe to him. This new sect both he and they conclude is better than all those old sleepy sects whose names are rusted.

William Williams, Daniel Rowland and the Great Evangelical Awakening in Wales

If you have anything to be proud of, remember what it is and that it is not your own, but has been given or lent to you by God, who especially hates pride.

Richard Baxter, Baxter’s Practical Works, vol. 1, 111-112.

The pride of preachers of the Word, in wanting a name for themselves alive and after their death, is the cause of attracting men to themselves, rather than to the Lord of the harvest. Men are so prone to make idols of one another… and ordinary people, when they hear a good orator, and have but a little taste of his doctrine, are ready to set him up as a Herod of old, in the place of God; then his heart is so taken with this promotion, and with the people’s allegiance, that he begins to boast of, and flaunt this new name which he wishes to perpetuate, and which others readily ascribe to him. This new sect both he and they conclude is better than all those old sleepy sects whose names have rusted.

William Williams, Daniel Rowland, pg 6

My printed journals and sermons have been blessed in an uncommon manner. I am only afraid lest people should idolize the instrument and not look enough to the glorious Jesus, in whom alone I desire to glory.

George Whitefield, pg. 91, George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth Century – Volume II



John Bunyan



Paul Washer

I would be very slow to try to be a public figure beyond my church. If God has a public role for you beyond your church, that will happen without your design. If you strategize for that, it will probably have too much vanity in it to be of great service.

John Piper, C. J. Mahaney Interviews John Piper

I have found myself exercised sorely with some particular things that I thought myself most of all freed from. And thus I have ever found it, when I have thought the battle was over and the conquest gained and so let down my watch, the enemy has risen up and done me the greatest injury.

David Brainerd



John Calvin

Pride in the preacher?… What’s the problem? First, unbelief and subtle insecurity cause him to promote himself. He is afraid someone else will get the credit and the honor and threaten his position. But the Christian minister ought to ask himself, “Has God put me here or not?” If so, he can afford to take the low position, for he is secure with God.

Bob Jennings, Ministerial Pride