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12-13-15, Spiritually Fit in Fifteen, Put away dead end desires! Part #3

1 John 2:15-17

Do Not Love the World [15] 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 world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life(1)—is not from the Father but is from the world. [17] And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.   (ESV)

Put away dead end desires!  Part #3

With pride comes destruction!

1 John 2:16-17, Luke 4:1-15, Deuteronomy 8:11-20


  1. Pride of life and pride of possession both involve _________ ourselves out for the things in this life. (Matthew 10:26-33, Luke 4:1-15)
  2. Pride goes before the _______. (Proverbs 11:2,16:18,29:23)
  3. Here are the steps of Pride:
    1. Look what I can do- First step to self-worship.
    2. Look what I have done- Second step makes a bragger out of us.
    3. Look what I can do without God-Third step raises our irreverence.
    4. Look what I have done without God-Fourth step feeds the irreverence.
    5. What has God done for me lately?-Fifth step creates a deception of arrogance.
    6. Is there any reason to serve God?-Sixth step allows our minds to be totally overcome with self-sufficiency.
    7. Is there really a God?-This is where Satan wants us.
  4. All of these statements have to do with self-worship/pride.
  5. Remember you and I have all ____________! (Romans 3:23)
  6. You cannot _______________ your sin by looking to yourself. (John 3:16-17, Ephesians 2:8-10)
  7. Our sufficiency __________ be in Christ. (Colossians 1:15-23, 2 Cor. 3:4-6,12:9)
  8. As James reminds us we must ___________ ourselves. (James 4:6-10)
  9. Your abilities, possessions, accomplishments, fame, or fortune will burn, nothing material matters, only that which is eternal!!! (James 1:9-18, 1 Peter 3:8-13)
  10. There are things in this life you might think you are accomplishing on your own but as Moses reminded the Israelites so today I remind you. (Deut. 8:11-20)
  11. Remember God is at _________ in you He will not leave what he started unfinished unless you don’t let Him finish. (Phil. 1:6)
  12. Finish ___________ in the Lord! (2 Timothy 4:1-7)

Answers: 1.selling, 2.fall, 5.sinned, 6.overcome, 7.must, 8.humble,, 12.strong


Key’s to Transformation!!

Humility is the key to eternal success!!!


Prov 11:2

2 c When pride comes, then comes disgrace,

but withd the humble is wisdom.ESV


Prov 16:18

18 m Pride goes before destruction,

and a haughty spirit before a fall.ESV


Prov 8:13

13 d The fear of the Lord  ise hatred of evil.

f Pride and arrogance and the way of evil

andg perverted speech I hate.ESV


James 4:10

10 l Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.



1 Peter 5:6-7

6 w Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 y casting all your anxieties on him, becausez he cares for you. ESV