Category Archives: Conceit

The Greatest Way to Live

If you don’t like the life you’re living, allow me to point you to “the most excellent way” (I Corinthians 12:31). If you want to leave mediocrity and complacency behind to pursue a transformed life, faith and hope are important … Continue reading

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Are you raising a narcissist?

Do you know the 9 symptoms associated with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)?

This disorder is assigned to someone who meets five or more of the symptoms.

While psychiatrists caution against assigning personality disorders to people until at least age eighteen, it can’t hurt to watch for tendencies toward symptoms associated with disorders – especially regarding narcissistic personality disorder. 
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I can handle this

  Sometimes the circumstances of life deny us the thing we so strongly desire—the ability to be in control! We want to control our health, finances, relationships, and even our destinies. We want to be able to say, “I can handle … Continue reading

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Project “self-justification”

Two kinds of people: “To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The … Continue reading

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Don’t Raise Spiritual Cannibals

The desire for significance and recognition is natural. It begins early in life and good parents lovingly assure their children that they are valued and significant. But when this desire is wrongly nourished, parents run the risk of raising spiritual cannibals. … Continue reading

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The Greatness of Humility: A Foretaste of the Kingdom (part 3)

Someone recently asked me if humility is required for receiving salvation. I asked him if a proud person would ever truly desire salvation? Would a proud person admit that his sin is so great that it separates him from God … Continue reading

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Heaven: Reserved for one group only

  Here is a sobering thought: Only the humble will go to heaven. Yes, heaven will be filled with humble people! All the proud of heart will be excluded. What a great place heaven will be! But this is sobering … Continue reading

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