Proverbs 16: The Aroma of Pride

Nov 22, 2020    Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor    Proverbs 16:18-20
Proverbs 16:18-20

Why do you think having a heart of thanksgiving vs. having a heart of pride are so counter to each other? Describe a time in your life when you had a heart of thanksgiving. Describe a time the you had a heart of pride.

Mike said in a Life PRINCIPLE: Pride is innate; gratitude is a choice. Do you believe this? How have you seen it lived out in your own life experience?

How dangerous is pride? Divide up the verses and let people read them and list out the impact of pride. (Proverbs 16: 5, 18-19; 15: 25; 26:12; 1 Peter 5:5; James 4:6)

Why do we have a hard time detecting our own pride?

What are the three attitudes of prideful people that Mike spoke of? (Anti-authority; I win; I got this)

What is “delegated authority?” What are some examples of "delegated authority?"

What happened to King Uzziah? How did pride end up being his downfall? (2 Chron 26:15-16)

How does “success” feed our pride? What is the danger it can have to our spiritual life? (Proverbs 30:8-9)

How is humility the antidote to pride? What is the advantage of humility over pride? (Proverbs 18:12; 3:34; 29:23; 22:4 and 1 Peter 5:6)