Teacher: Dan Gallagher
Jesus taught that the greatest commandment of all is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. This being the case, it only makes sense that the greatest sin a person could commit would be idolatry—loving someone or something before God. At the root of all idolatry is pride: the desire to do things my way, not God’s way. In this teaching Dan Gallagher explores the insidious nature of pride, the various faces that it wears, where pride comes from, and some practical ways to lessen its vise-like grip on our hearts. The reality is that we all have pride, so if we are going to live the victorious life Jesus wants for us, we have to face our personal pride issues. After all, God declares that He “opposes the proud but shows grace to the humble” (James 4:6).