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The Biggest Threat in Your Life

Pastor Mark Willey

Scripture: 2 Chronicles 26

2 Chronicles 26:16 portrays a 4 step progression of _________.

1.Became ___________________ "when he was strong"

  • Uzziah's godliness
  • Uzziah's growth in strength

2.Grew ______________________ "he grew proud"

  • proud = "lifted up"
  • I Corinthians 4:6-7 -- "that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another. For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it? What do you have that you did not receive?"

“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man. We say that people are proud of being rich, or clever, or good-looking, but they are not. They are proud of being richer, or cleverer, or better looking than others…..It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition has gone, pride has gone.”  --- CS Lewis - Mere Christianity

3.Left ______________ "unfaithful to the Lord."

4.Fell _____________ "to his destruction"

  • Proverbs 16:18 - "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall."

But, God......

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