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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Sermon Notes from "The Fall That Follows Pride: One King's Journey from Delusion to Doxology." Sermon by Mitch Chase.

[From the 10:45 A.M. worship service this morning at Kosmosdale Baptist Church.]

Daniel 4:28-37.

I. Introduction

A. Warnings in Scripture

B. The Vice of Pride
1. "There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which we are more unconscious of in ourselves. And the more we have it ourselves, the more we dislike it in others. The vice I am talking of is Pride" (C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity)
2. "In God you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. Unless you know God as that—and, therefore, know yourself as nothing in comparison—you do not know God at all. As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you" (C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity).

C. Background of Nebuchadnezzar

D. Context of This Passage

E. God's Sovereignty is Revealed With the Result of Humbling the Proud

II. Nebuchadnezzar Humbled (vv. 28-33)

A. Nebuchadnezzar Glorifies His Own Majesty

B. Nebuchadnezzar Becomes Like an Animal

III. Nebuchadnezzar Restored (vv. 34-37)

A. Nebuchadnezzar Praises the Most High God

B. Nebuchadnezzar Confesses That God's Kingdom Will Last Forever

C. God is Sovereign

D. Three Reasons Nebuchadnezzar Extols God
1. God's Right Works
2. God's Just Ways
3. God's Humbling Power

IV. What Should We Learn?

A. God's Total Sovereignty

B. Repentance

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