Sunday Worship

July 16th, 2023


“Pride & Punishment”

Judges 12:1-7

Rev. Tyler Dirks


Sermon Audio

Sermon Outline:

  1. Pride
  2. Punishment

Reflection Questions:

  1. Read the following quote and then write a letter to a friend wherein you cite this quote and briefly share how it resonates with (and reflects) you… “A man who lies to himself is the first to take offense. And surely he knows that no one has offended him, and that he himself has invented the offense; that he has exaggerated for the sake of effect; that he has picked up on a word and made a mountain out of a pea — he knows all of that; and still he is the first to take offense, he likes being offended, it gives him great pleasure, and thus he reaches the point of real hostility.” The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  2. What are 5 examples where you feel a strong sense of entitlement?
  3. When was a time you felt indignant, and you endeavored to punish someone?
  4. In what was are you currently bearing a grudge, and/or desirous of humiliation and shame upon your enemy?
  5. How does the emphatic and scandalous story of the humiliation of Jesus impact your pride and spite?