Movie producers come up with new renditions of old stories all the time. If you pay attention, you’ll notice, for example, you’ve seen Cinderella a dozen different ways. Haddon Robinson kicks off a new series on one of Jesus’ parables that we’d like you to hear again . . . for the first time.
Sometimes we marginalize the stories in the Bible. Because we’ve heard them so often, we fail to appreciate their deep meaning in our life. Haddon Robinson re-introduces a story we’ve heard before, but in a way you’ve probably never considered.
Whether we admit it or not, we’ve all had moments when we criticize others for their weakness . . . and gain a little self-importance in the process. As it turns out, people have been struggling with pride since the beginning of creation!
A Lively Discussion On Humility Part 10
The game of comparison is a dangerous one to play. Unfortunately, it’s a trap that impacts us all. Considering ourselves better than others is harmful . . . not just to the other person, but to our relationship with God, as well.
We begin the Christian life with the best intentions. Go to church on Sunday, tithe ten percent . . . but in the midst of learning to look like a Christian, sometimes we forget the grace we found at the foot of the cross.
There’s a subtle temptation to live our spiritual lives for an audience of onlookers . . . rather than the “audience of One” . . . our heavenly Father. Saying the right thing at Bible study, having a prominent part in the Sunday service . . . it’s all good, but not the right focus.
The Effect Pride Can Have On Our Relationships . . . And Most Importantly, How We Relate To God Part 23
Have you ever met someone so wrapped up in how great they are that you felt . . . well, a little less significant?
Ever receive a substantial gift from a friend that was entirely unexpected? It’s easy to think we somehow deserve them and forget that they’re an unearned expression of someone’s love.
No matter how much we put in the offering plate on Sunday, or how engaged we are in church activities, we still fall short of God’s perfect standard.
Whether you’re in the workplace or managing a family at home, it’s hard to carve out a few quiet moments with God. Let's join an insightful discussion on the Scriptures.
There’s a fine line between humility and pride. Pride tries to draw attention . . . and humility attempts to deflect it. And yet, sometimes in our best moments . . . we still find ourselves slipping into a proud position.