Sermons

Pride and Humility | Daniel 4

Sept. 15, 2019

Sermon Description

Nebuchadnezzar has another dream, and once again requires the assistance of Daniel to interpret its meaning. In the dream, God warns Nebuchadnezzar that if left unchecked, his pride and arrogance will lead to his downfall. For Christians, the passage serves as a comfort—God is sovereign over even the most prideful kings—and as a warning: none of us are exempt from the corruption of pride.


Discussion Questions

  1. What are the differences between good and bad pride? How can we cultivate a healthy self-respect while actively fleeing from sinful pride?

  2. When pride shows up in your life, what does it typically look like? How can those who are closest to you help you to see your pride? How can you practice humility by truly hearing their perspective and learning from them?

  3. In what ways did Jesus display humility during his earthly ministry? How is the cross the ultimate example of humility? Why is Jesus’ humility our only hope?

  4. How can we demonstrate gospel humility to our prideful culture and broken world?


Prayer Points

  1. Pray that you would pursue humility so that God would not have to break you of pride through hardship and discipline.

  2. Pray that we would demonstrate gospel humility to our family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers who don’t yet know our humble King Jesus.

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