8 Questions to Determine How Proud You Are

Mark Driscoll from Mars Hill Church recetly preached a sermon from 1 Peter 5:5 called Humble Christians.  In that sermon he offers an 8 point “test” to determine how humble you are.  He is quick to point out that you are likely not the best judge of yourself for all of these questions and it is best to ask people close to you to get a more accurate view of your humility level.  The 8 questions are:

  1. Are you teachable?
  2. How do you respond to correction and rebuke?
  3. Do you repent quickly and thoroughly?
  4. Are you considerate of other people?
  5. Do you serve and receive service well?
  6. Are you consistently aware of God’s grace in your life?
  7. Do you disagree in an agreeable way?
  8. How much attention and affirmation and affirmation do you require?

The whole sermon is definitely worth your time to check out.

You can find it right here! Also included at the site is a link to the sermon notes.

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Spurgeon on Self-Righteousness

I’m working on a new series for this blog called “American Idols.”  I’m hoping to roll it out either later this week, or more likely next week some time.  The series will look at some of the common idols in our American society today.  I’ve also recently discovered the treasury that is the sermons and writings of Charles Spurgeon.  I’m not sure how it has taken me this long to find them, but I’m glad that I finally did.  His vivid writing bring theological concepts to life and light.

Anyhow, in doing some research on what idolatry, I came across the following a Spurgeon sermon entitled “Idols Abolished.”  In the following excerpt, Spurgeon looks at the idol of self-righteousness.  If you can read what he has to say and not feel at all convicted, you might what to examine whether your heart has been hardened to your own self-righteousness and pray that God would search your heart and reveal any such idol to you.  There is an even more powerful portion of the sermon on idolatry and the cross of Christ, but I am saving that for the introduction to the “American Idols” series.  Here is what Spurgeon has to say about self-righteousness:

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