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1 You have come to the right place! Church as God intended Steve Petch Sunday 28 th October 2007 How is it possible to stay safe in the world today?

2 How to stay safe in the world today Avoid riding in cars they are responsible for 20% of all fatal accidents.

3 2. Don’t stay at home % of all accidents occur in the home How to stay safe in the world today...

4 3. Avoid walking on streets or pavements % of all accidents occur to pedestrians How to stay safe in the world today...

5 4. Avoid travelling by air, rail or water % of all accidents involve these forms of transport How to stay safe in the world today...

6 5. Of the remaining 33%, 32% of all deaths occur in hospitals so above all else avoid hospitals How to stay safe in the world today...

7 Only 0.001% of all deaths occur in church... So you have come to the right place !... and these are usually related to previous physical disorders... How to stay safe in the world today...

8 For safety’s sake, attend church it could save your life! How to stay safe in the world today...

9 Church as God intended Steve Petch Sunday 28 th October 2007 Part 7: Godly Humility

10 Jesus said, “If any man would come after me he must... Deny himself Take up his cross daily and Follow me Deny himself nothing Take up a strategy of positive thinking daily and Follow his selfish ambitions

11 Church as God intended Steve Petch Sunday 28 th October 2007 Part 7: Godly Humility

12 Church as God intended Part 7: Godly Humility 1 Corinthians 4 v

13 The Problem of Pride: Pride is... An inappropriate view of our status or abilities An over reliance on ourselves The opposite of humility

14 The Problem of Pride: Humility is... Seeing ourselves as God sees us Having a right assessment of who we are A respect for God A respect for others A healthy self respect It results in...

15 The Problem of Pride: Pride is thinking that we know best Humility is knowing that God knows best

16 The Problem of Pride: The Corinthian church were proud of... Their links to certain apostles Their wisdom Their spiritual gifts Their wordly possessions Their grasp on grace Their knowledge of God Their new Christian status They thought they were better than everyone else!

17 The Problem of Pride: Pride causes division between people Pride causes us to sin Pride keeps us from repentance Pride causes God to oppose us! “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” 1 Peter 5 v 5

18 How do we deal with our pride? 1.Acknowledge it 2.Turn away from it (repent) 3.Walk in humble obedience

19 How do we deal with our pride? Humble yourself “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble therefore humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand that he may lift you up in due time.” 1 Peter 5 v 5 - 6

20 Jesus is the best example of godly humility Church as God intended Part 7: Godly Humility

21 Church as God intended Steve Petch Sunday 28 th October 2007 Part 7: Godly Humility


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