Cedar Hills Community Church

Glittering Vices: Vainglory

April 17, 2022 Pastor Kent Landhuis
Cedar Hills Community Church
Glittering Vices: Vainglory
Show Notes

EASTER 2022: Resurrection Glory - Pastor Kent Landhuis

THEME - We find our true glory in Jesus. (Not in our vainglorious, prideful pursuits) 

TEXT - Philippians 2:5-11


People are made to seek glory - seek it in the right place. 

A.  Who is glory-worthy?

  1. Jesus is supremely glory-worthy.
  2. Worship ascribes worth to Jesus.
  3. Colossians 1:15-20, Hebrews 1:3

 B. Why are we so glory-needy?

  1. Vainglory is the excessive and disordered desire for recognition and approval of others.
  2. Vainglory attempts to grab worth from God and others.
  3. Proverbs 29:23, Philippians 2:5-11.

 C. How do we become glory-rich?

  1. We share in the glory of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. 
  2. In Jesus, we are enough. (No need to go glory-grabbing!)
  3. Romans 6:4-5, 1 Peter 1:3-4

 D. Next Steps 

  1. What glory trophies are you seeking?
  2. Confess your vainglory (pride) and ask forgiveness.
  3. Trust that Jesus lived, died, and rose again for you.
  4. Go live in freedom!


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