The Endangered Recipe for Greatness [Sermon]

The world around us blasts us with messages about the importance of power, independence and control. But, ironically, humility is the recipe for greatness in the eyes of God. In the ever-relevant and counter-cultural words of John the Baptist, “[Jesus] must become greater; I must become less.”

This sermon on John 3:22-36 takes us through the text, defines the endangered virtue — humility — and outlines how we might yield to Jesus in our thoughts, in our dealings with annoying people, and when we come up against anxiety or uncertainty about the future.

The message is called “The Endangered Recipe for Greatness.”

Below is the YouTube video version. Under that is the audio-only download. You can also access a link to the “growing deeper” background content as a part of The Pulse Podcast.


Audio only:

As mentioned, you can access the extra “growing deeper” background content as a part of The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan by going here (or by finding it wherever you subscribe to podcasts — iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or TuneIn). It’s called “’He must become greater; I must become less’ — The Humility of John the Baptist.”

Subscribe wherever you enjoy podcasts:

One comment

  1. Hi, Matthew! I wish I could remember who sad it – “You can ask God for humility, but you can never thank Him for answering your request.” Blessings, and be well! Rory ________________________________


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s