Archive for self-centeredness

First Things First

Posted in greed, accountability, self-centeredness, demons by LifeSpringChurch on February 15th, 2016

This sermon is a mashup of Deuteronomy 26:1-11 and Luke 11:24-26.  It has the theme of putting things in the right order in our lives.  Jesus told a parable of a man that swept his house clean, driving out a single demon.  But the man did not fill his now clean house with good things so the demon returned with 7 more demons more wicked than he was.  

Similarly, Moses told the Israelites to make sure that they put God first in ordering their lives else they would fall away from him and forgetting how they got their prosperity.
It's the same message.  Put first things first or suffer terrible consequences.

A Two-Part Ethic

Posted in self-centeredness, sin by LifeSpringChurch on October 26th, 2015

This sermon takes a look at the Bible's summary of all sin as either a failure to love God or to love one's fellow man.  All sin is a failure of love.  As stated in the sermon, the command to love is the most difficult in the Bible given our proclivity to selfishness.

You resemble who you worship.

Posted in accountability, self-centeredness, repentance, humility by LifeSpringChurch on June 17th, 2014

This sermon examines Psalm 51 in light of David's sins of adultery and murder and how self-centeredness played a role.  The point of the sermon is how God centeredness takes one's attention away from self.  The Psalms are God centered songs sung by Israel and are good food for the modern day soul struggling with self.

Psalms and the Western Mindset

Posted in , worship, Plato, self-centeredness by LifeSpringChurch on June 1st, 2014

This sermon takes its text from Psalm 19:1-14 and it looks at how the Psalms keep us focused on God rather than on the other influencers of our Western culture.