"Keeping Count // Week #4"

June 26, 2022

Keeping Score-Losing Count Of My Pride June 26, 2022

● You lose ____________ when you keep ____________!

● Lose count of your spiritual ____________.

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’

seat. 3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not

practice what they preach. Matthew 23:1-3

What is hypocrisy?

1. I ____________ other people’s wrongs and ____________ my wrongs.

2. I blame it on their ____________ while excusing myself with my ____________.

They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not

willing to lift a finger to move them. Matthew 23:4

Spiritual pride happens when:

1. I ____________ others down with things that I won’t ____________.

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take

my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your

souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)

Everything they do is done for people to see: 6 they make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their

garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7

they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others. Matthew 23:6-7

Spiritual pride happens when:

1. I load others down with things that I won’t carry.

2. I do it for ____________ attention rather than ____________ attention.

● Do I seek more attention of what others think more than what God thinks?

● Do I give God more credit or myself more credit?

“But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 And do not call anyone

on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you

have one Instructor, the Messiah. 11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt

themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Matthew 23:8-12

When you ____________ count you ____________ out.

● You will be humbled by God!

When you ____________ count you ____________ out.

● You will be elevated by God.

Questions for reflection:

● Where is there spiritual pride in my life?

● Where is there a disconnect between my words and my actions?

● Where do I load down others but not myself?

● Where am I seeking attention from others more than God?

● Where do I need more humility?

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