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The Kings of Babylon | Week 3: The Deception of Pride
In the Old Testament, the reigns of four powerful kings—Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, Darius, and Cyrus the Great—stand out as significant symbols during the Jewish people’s 70 years in Babylonian captivity. Although each of these kings came from a pagan background, all were ultimately used as instruments in God’s hand, with one king freeing the Jewish people through an unlikely decree. In his new series, The Kings of Babylon, Pastor Robert Morris brings to life the stories of these four ancient kings and relates them to the struggles God’s people still face today and, more importantly, His redemptive plan that awaits us all. This weekend, Pastor Robert continues The Kings of Babylon series with a message about the deception of King Darius and the dangers of pride in our lives.
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  • Gateway Church Southlake Campus
    700 Blessed Way, Southlake, TX 76092, USA
    Saturday 4:00 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM, Sunday 12:30 PM
  • Gateway Church North Fort Worth Campus
    4209 Basswood Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76137, USA
    Saturday 4:00 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM, Sunday 12:30 PM
  • Gateway Church NRH Campus
    7501 Davis Blvd, North Richland Hills, TX 76182, USA
    Saturday 4:00 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM, Sunday 12:30 PM
  • Gateway Church Dallas Campus
    12123 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75230, USA
    Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • Gateway Church Frisco Campus
    7125 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034, USA
    Saturday 4:00 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM, Sunday 12:30 PM
  • Gateway Church Grand Prairie Campus
    2404 N Carrier Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75050, USA
    Saturday 4:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM, Sunday 12:30 PM
1. Pride opens the door to deception.
Belshazzar, being greatly alarmed at the mysterious handwriting on the wall and apprehending that someone in disguise might enter the palace with murderous intent, ordered his doorkeepers to behead anyone who attempted to force an entrance that night, even though such person should claim to be the king himself. Belshazzar, overcome by sickness, left the palace unobserved during the night through a rear exit. On his return the doorkeepers refused to admit him. In vain did he plead that he was the king. They said, “Has not the king ordered us to put to death anyone who attempts to enter the palace, though he claims to be the king himself?” Suiting the action to the word, Darius grasped a heavy ornament forming part of a candelabrum, and with it, shattered his skull.
2. Pride always brings regret.
3. Pride causes spiritual blindness.
What is the Holy Spirit saying to me through this message?

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