Disclaimer: I’m directing today’s message primarily toward the men of the church, young and old, because many of the ladies are still at our women’s retreat. For the ladies who are here today, I would like to humbly ask two things: first, your indulgence. I don’t get the chance to speak directly to the men like this very often, and I want to take advantage of this opportunity! Second, I would ask you to remain open to what God might say to you through this message.
“Assuredly I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18.3)
Men and women have always lusted for greatness and glory.
Jesus just exposed the Pharisees’ ignorance of God’s word. Now he exposes their ignorance of God’s heart.
The Danger Zone: Self-Confidence
Smug self-confidence builds a wall around our own ignorance. Only the humble can enter into God’s kingdom. (This goes for the righteous and the unrighteous alike.)
Losing My Religion
How to ruin your inner Pharisee.