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  • Sources Of Self-Righteousness

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 21, 2003
    based on 56 ratings
     | 13,441 views

    Discover solutions to overcoming self-righteousness

    We return to our study in Job this morning. If for no other reason, one Sunday each month, we need to be reminded that God’s people are not immune to suffering and confusion in life. Furthermore, the book of Job gives Christians permission to vent, to cry, to grieve, to be angry, and to be ...read more

  • Self-Righteousness Leads To Disillusionment

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Dec 14, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,825 views

    SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS LEADS TO DISILLUSIONMENT BECAUSE IT BLURS THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED TOO GOOD TO SEE STRAIGHT 1. THE CAUSE OF DISILLUSIONMENT = SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS (3:13-15) the people were blind to their own sin -- they were too good to see straight Context: ...read more

  • The Problem Of Self Righteousness

    Contributed by Christopher Nerreau on Aug 22, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,648 views

    In this parable Jesus contrasts the self righteous with humble, concluding: Everyone who exaults himself will be humbled and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Today we will see: 2 People, 2 prayers and 2 Promises

    The Problem Of Self Righteousness Luke 18:9-14 12/22/2008 INTRODUCTION A businessman well known for his ruthlessness once announced to writer Mark Twain, "Before I die I mean to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I will climb Mount Sinai and read the 10 Commandments aloud at the top." "I ...read more

  • The Sin Of Self-Righteousness

    Contributed by Brian Gordon on Nov 7, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,800 views

    Jesus is anointed by a sinful woman while eating at the house of Simon the Pharisee. Jesus' conversation with Simon serves as a warning about self-righteousness.

    I. Introduction A. So, Simon invited me to his house for dinner, and I went because I knew some of the best of our society would be there. a. But I also went because I heard he was going to be inviting the man called Jesus. b. If the stories about him are true it’s about time he mingled ...read more

  • The Other Brother

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,907 views

    Gaurding Against Self Righteousness

    I. Last week I preached about the story of the loving Father who had a prodigal son. A. His son demanded what he had coming in terms of an inheritance, and hit the road. B. He went away and lived a life that went against everything that his father had ever stood for. The NIV version of ...read more

  • The Boy Who Stayed At The House.

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Jan 16, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,106 views

    Self-righteousness is as bad as unrighteousness

    The boy who stayed at the house. Luke 15: 25 -- 32. 01/18/04 Luke 15 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. In this chapter we find a number of things that were lost and found. It starts off with the lost sheep and how the Shepherd left the 99 to find the one lost. The next was the lost ...read more

  • The Tax Collector And The Pharisee

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 21, 2002
    based on 68 ratings
     | 11,562 views

    Self righteousness and a critical, judgmental spirit usually go together. Why? Because self righteousness is a zero-sum game.

    Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking at some of the parables of our Lord. A parable is a fictional story told to illustrate a spiritual reality. Jesus told many of them. As a preacher, He knew that what people often remember best about a sermon are the illustrations. He understood that ...read more

  • The Other Son

    Contributed by Kemuel Travis on Oct 2, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,090 views

    To show that self-righteousness is just as evil as outright rebellion.

    <Luke 15:11-31 -In this passage we usually focus on the character whom we commonly call “The prodigal son” -And for good reason -This morning, however, I want to focus on the other son -The prodigal’s brother -While he did not go and squander what the father had given him in riotous ...read more

  • By The Grace Of God

    Contributed by James Cloud on Aug 6, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 8,126 views

    Sermon deals with self-righteousness vs. humility.

    By the Grace of God Fr. James Cloud St. Jude’s Anglican Church 8-27-2006 The readings today include some very important points in our spiritual walks as Christians. Many churches proclaim, in the spiritual sense, go ahead and play with the boiling water on the stove if you want, stick ...read more

  • Misconception 3:man Can Become Sinless And Righteous On His Own Series

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Feb 28, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,877 views

    Struggles with the flesh. Self righteousness, spritual struggle, and Christ’s Death.

    The Three Misconceptions Of Man - 1John 1:6-2:2 Misconception 3 – 1John 1:10-2:2-Can Man Become Sinless and Righteous on His Own Intro- Sin is a terrible thing. We see it in the headlines of the news every single day. Murder, kidnapping, assault, fraud, cheating, lying, deceit, adultery, ...read more

  • Letting Go Of Our Golden Tickets

    Contributed by Kyle Meador on Nov 30, 2000
    based on 91 ratings
     | 2,443 views

    The church must release our self-righteousness, pride and entitlement if we are going to offer Jesus to our community.

    Letting Go of Our Golden Tickets Remember the classic children’s movie, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?” It starred Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. He’s basic a reclusive owner of a famous candy factory who starts a global craze by offering five children a tour of his factory and a lifetime ...read more

  • Contempt For God's Court Series

    Contributed by Kelly Randolph on Jun 16, 2004
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,833 views

    This message exposes the sin of placing ourselves in the position of God by self-righteously judging others.

    Contempt for God’s Court: The Problem of Self-Appointed Judges - James 4:11-12 Have you noticed the rising popularity of courtroom TV shows? First, there was Judge Wapner on The People’s Court. Then along came Judge Judy. You can also see the professional boxer and boxing referee turned judge – ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Pharisee And The Tax Collector Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Aug 17, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 12,580 views

    The sin of self-righteousness is subtle and often undetected in our own lives, yet it often has devastating consequences.

    The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector Text: Luke 18:9-14 Introduction: A grocery store checkout clerk once wrote to advice-columnist Ann Landers to complain that she had seen people buy "luxury" food items--like birthday cakes and bags of shrimp--with their food stamps. The writer ...read more

  • A Tale Of Two Prayers

    Contributed by Rev Ken Shedenhelm on Apr 17, 2013
     | 636 views

    Knowing ourselves to be a sinner opens the door to salvation, whereas self-righteousness separates us from our God and our neighbor.

    "A TALE OF TWO PRAYERS" It was just another day, like all the days that came before, and two men entered the temple to pray, as men had done for centuries. One of the men was a Pharisee. He was a man, to use Mark Twain's phrase, "who was good in the worst sense of the word." The other man was ...read more

  • Feed The Dogs Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Oct 16, 2009
    based on 17 ratings
     | 6,847 views

    Jesus is not impressed with an outward show of self-righteousness, but with an inner heart of dependence upon Him, which he found among the Gentile "dogs."

    I like this thought posted by Mike Atkinson in his daily email humor list some time ago. If you can start the day without caffeine; if you can get going without pep pills; if you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains; if you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles; ...read more