Sermon Illustrations about Self-Exaltation

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Headed for a Fall

When a man thinks he has got a good deal of strength, and is self-confident, you may look for his downfall. It may be years before it comes to light, ...


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No Good without God

Sin comes when we take a perfectly natural desire or longing or ambition and try desperately to fulfill it without God. Not only is it sin, it is a perverse ...


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The Smallness of the Self

The smallest package I ever saw was a man wrapped up wholly in himself.


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Atheism and Piracy

If I am an atheist in my heart, making myself sovereign in place of God, and therefore arranging things in accordance with my appetites and needs and ...


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Playing with Dynamite

Power is a dangerous thing to handle, even in religion.


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Be Doers, Not Hearers

A salty pagan, full of the juices of life, is a hundred times dearer to God, and also far more attractive to men, than a scribe who knows his Bible ... ...


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Pity for the Legends

Around a man who has been pushed into the limelight, a legend begins to grow as it does around a dead man. But a dead man is in no danger of yielding ...


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Self-Centered Sin

I can remember when I was an undergraduate student, how enlightening it was to learn from William Temple that what the Bible means by sin is "self-centeredness." ...


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Remembering We Are Small

... At Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt and I used to play a little game together. After an evening of talk, we would go out on the lawn and search the ...


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Too Much Talk

There is danger ... in doing too many interviews. Too much talk can make you fat-headed: You get the idea that everything you say is worth being recorded ...


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