Sermons tagged with ‘pride’

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The Long Arm of Salvation

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King Nebuchadnezzar of Bablyon had defeated the Assyrians and the Egyptians and eventually pressed in on Judah. Without a chance of survival, the king of Judah surrendered and he, his family and 10000 of the culturally elite of the nation were carried off into captivity. Many thought these exiles were the bad fruit that God had weeded out […]

God is Light

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When we are convicted of our sin it can often feel painful… this is mainly because our sin is pretty much always driven by our pride and so when we get ourselves into trouble it is a slap in the face to our pride as we realise we are not as good as we thought […]

Living Gospel Irony

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As the story of Esther has progressed the gap between the characters of Esther and Haman has widened as we have seen Haman’s character deteriorate into evil and Esther’s character flourish in goodness.  Well in chapters 5-6 this progression reaches its crescendo.  And as we continue to observe these two characters we will learn more about […]

Know the enemy

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As we continue in the story we come to chapter 3 with 5 years having passed since Esther became queen.  It is here that the story teller chooses to pick up the action again because the enemy of the people of God has been promoted to prominence.  This morning we meet Haman and we hear of […]

Longing for a better king

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This morning as we start to journey through the story of Esther we meet the first main character… the leader of the Persian Empire under whose reign Esther and the other Jews were forced to live; King Ahasuerus.  And from the very outset we see that he is a man completely engulfed by his own […]

Water of Life

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So often in this series we have seen Israel get frustrated with a small thing and let it turn them against God.  Yet again in this passage we find the people grumbling and complaining against God and Moses because they have no water.  However, this time it is not the sin of Israel that comes […]

Presumptuous Pride

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When God handed down His verdict against the cowardly and stiff-necked Israel the nation wept bitterly all night… but when morning came they responded in a way that showed they had not fully come to terms with their sin.  As we examine the first few moments after their conviction we will learn how God wants […]