Transformed Relationships

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

The Power of Grace

Transformed Relationships 

  • Pride: The Complete Anti-God State of Mind
  • Humility: The Grounds of Favor with God   

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Luke 18:9-14. Why does Jesus tell this parable? To whom does he address it? Is this you? Why or why not?
  2. What are the differences between the Pharisee and the tax collector? Between their prayers? What do we learn about each?
  3. Consider the Reflection on page 3. How does pride lead to every other vice? How have you seen pride cause enmity in your relationships?
  4. Why can’t we trust in ourselves to restore a relationship with God?
  5. What is humility? How does one grow in humility? Why is humility essential for a relationship with God?  

Memory Verse of the Week:

James 4:6 God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. (ESV)