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The Process of Humility (Matthew 18:1-6)

Tommy BoringTommy Boring, August 6, 2014
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Wednesday service

We can all be guilty with pride.  We should deal with it instead of making excuses for it. How often to we allow pride to cause us to act foolishly?  We find ourselves wanting to be higher than the next. The first thing we should know is that it doesn't matter where we come from, you will not get into Heaven based on that. There are people everywhere that think their goodness will get them into Heaven. Just as Jesus was humble during His abuse, we should also be the same. A lot can be learnt from small children. One is that they are dependent upon an adult or parent. We should be dependent upon God for He is our ONLY provider. Little children are void of malice, they will play with others no matter the other child. We as adults are not this way as we judge others and if someone crosses us we get angered. We are more concerned about, "me". Children are often in humility. When playing, they don't care who they are and are free thinkers. When we become adults we try to be something or someone that we are not. How can we humble ourselves? We must lose our lives to others and to God.the more humbled you become, the more God favors. If you choose not to humble yourself then God will cause you to be humbled. One way to humble yourself is to go back to the cross. Christ didn't deserve His death and scourging, but He did it for us ALL. Christ surrendered Himself for the will of another. So what happens when you live a humbled life? You will be abused and taken advantage of.

Tags: Abuse, Born Again, Challenge, Change, Chastening, Children, Control, Cross, Crucifixion, Excuses, Fool, Goodness, Guilt, Humility, Neighbor, Passion of the Christ, Praise, Presumption, Pride, Selfish, Serve, Surrender, Worthy


About Tommy Boring: Born in Vero Beach, Florida, Tommy moved to Blount county, Tennessee in 1975 where his family holds deep roots. The oldest of three children, Tommy attended the University of Tennessee and graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and a Marketing major.
Tommy and his wife Teresa were married at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church June of 1985. His first full-time church ministry was at Meadow Branch Primitive Baptist Church where he served as their pastor for 2 years and 9 months. Tommy and Teresa have 3 sons; Christopher, Justin and Blake.
In October of 1991 Tommy was called as pastor of Edgewood Primitive Baptist Church and stayed until October of 2002 fulfilling God’s call for Edgewood.
Since January 2003, he has been the pastor of NPPBC. His two oldest children are married and live in the Maryville area. He and Teresa welcomed their first grandchild towards the end of 2015.

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Matthew 18:1-6

1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. (KJV)

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