Humility: The Freedom that Comes When Pride Goes

Part 1: Intro

- Peter DeWitt
Audio Written Summary
Humility is the freedom that comes when pride goes. Many beleivers are afraid of the prospect of discovering pride in their lives but actually 1 John 2:15-16 makes it clear that to find a place of pride is simply to find a place where the love of the Father wants to rush in. 
You can’t see transformation of the hardest places of your life until you are in the safety of true love. Breakthrough comes from that place. It’s perfect LOVE that casts out fear.
“What if everything is OK right now?” The Spirit of adoption causes us to cry out to our Father knowing we will be met by love in our place of greatest need.
This is how you step into humility. Humility is the freedom that comes when pride goes. Or, humility is the freedom that comes when the love of the Father rushes in.

Part 2: Our Father's Terms of Connection

- Peter DeWitt
Audio Written Summary

Message includes the following:

  • Conflict is not bad!
  • "He just wants you to invite Him in"
  • The connection between grace and humility
  • What does pride look like?
  • Quiet Time Breakthrough
  • What's the Heart of the Father in Addressing Pride?

Part 3: Resurrection Sunday

- Peter DeWitt
Audio Written Summary

The only terms you can come to God on are His terms -  which is Him giving love to you. It’s so counter-intuitive. We think we’ve got to do something for God but He’s saying “let Me do for you.”

Communion has Luke 15 written in it.  The body was everything physical that was broken in Jesus that we could receive all of that - including healing. His body was broken for us that we could receive healing. “All that I have is your’s.”  His blood was shed for us - that we could be in a new covenant, by His blood, a covenant of peace which He will never remove from us! "Son, you're always with Me."
Jesus didn’t count equality with God something to be grasped because He trusted the love of (and therefore the Word of) His Father. Jesus had seen so many miracles, but now (in Lk. 23:32-27) it’s a miracle of humility to not perform a miracle but to instead trust the word of His Father who said “I will not let My Holy One see corruption.”
Isaac went up the hill carrying wood for a sacrificial fire trusting that his father’s word was true. His father’s (Abraham’s) word to him was “God will provide a lamb / ram.” God’s word to Jesus was “the Lamb will rise again!” 
Your circumstances may say one thing, but HE SAID that by the breaking of His body - by His stripes - you were healed! Receive your healing in Jesus’ Name!
There is also a new covenant in His blood. No it’s not based on my works, it’s based on HIS finished work on the Cross! You can receive all the benefits of God not questioning whether you deserve them, but instead relying on Him Who’s Righteousness you’ve relied upon!

Part 4: A Personal Invitation

- Renee Roeckelein
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This message is so simple; don’t let it deceive you. This message is also very individual. It’s not just “an invitation” but it is a “personal invitation.”
Humility is nothing more than this: today total dependence on God. Jesus modeled it perfectly (Jn. 5:19). Moses started out operating independently but learned to trust God with his whole heart. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Leaning on our own understanding is the flesh. It’s pride; it’s independence from God. 
But our Father is not asking us to operate independently. In fact, He just wants you to invite Him in.  He just wants more humility. He just wants more dependence.   For what He wants to do here in our body - this is what the kairos time is right now. He just wants you to invite Him in.
“Lord, we invite You in.”

Part 5: Shepherding the Heart of Worship

- Peter DeWitt
Audio Written Summary

PLEASE READ THE WRITTEN SUMMARY for the entire sermon. Due to a power surge / outage in the middle of the sermon, the first 2/3rds of the audio recording was lost. The written summary captures most of what was shared over the whole sermon, whereas the audio is only the final 1/3rd of the message.

In this written message, you'll read:

  • A tesimony about teeth straigthening through prayer
  • A testimony about being liberated by the gospel of grace
  • "The Tesimony of ONE"
  • Overcoming through the Word of our Testimony
  • A prophetic backdrop to this series on humility
  • "We have come to Mt. Zion"
  • Shepherding the Heart of Worhsip