August 2, 2015 Killing Sin, Series: Seven Deadly Sin, Sermon 1: Pride: Pastor David Doster

Killing Sin 

I. The seven deadly sins                                                                                          (Introduction)

“Sin has a thousand faces."                     Cornelius Plantinga

Pride, Envy. Wrath, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony and Lust

“Set faith at work on Christ for the killing of your sin. His blood is the great sovereign remedy for sin-sick souls. Live in this, and you will die a conqueror; yea, you will, through the good providence of God, live to see your lust dead at your feet.”                                John Owen

“Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?  Or do you presume on the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?”             Romans 2:3-4

II. Slaying pride

“The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.”                           Proverbs 8:13

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.”  Proverbs 11:2

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”              Proverbs 16:18

“He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.”      Proverbs29:3

     A. Core culprit

     B. The fruits of pride

          1. Self-promotion

“Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches…”         Jeremiah 9:23

“…but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”                                                  Jeremiah 9:24

          2. Self-pity

          3. Self-righteousness

     C. Cut the root

III. Come to the cross                                                                                              (Application)