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Category Archives: Poor in spirit
Becoming childlike is not a reference to being “innocent as a child” or having the “simple faith of a child”. Jesus is exposing… Continue reading
Delusional self-confidence based on self-accomplishment is not far removed from self-righteousness. It’s an insidiously deadly poison that can be… Continue reading
It might surprise some to meet the true citizens of heaven. Many religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said of them, “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. ….You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are” (Matthew 23:14-15). Jesus said to these religious leaders, “religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said, “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. …Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you” (Matthew 21:31). Continue reading
Repentance is not merely feeling bad about our sins. Repentance is sorrow for what we are in our deepest beings…. Continue reading
Jesus Christ died for my sin and the most vivid expression of my sin is my willful self-preoccupation. A gospel message that invites me to stay at the center is not the true gospel. Listen closely to the emphasis when you hear someone invite people to follow Jesus. Continue reading
If you know someone who has a habit of pointing out the sins of others… Continue reading
Jesus described those who will inhabit heaven – the poor in spirit.
But who are the poor in spirit?
Don’t miss Lloyd-Jones excellent and convicting definition of a person who is poor in spirit! Continue reading
What would happen if marriages, families and Churches had a renewed passion for showing deference to one another out of honor? Continue reading
To truly become a Christian we must also repent of the reasons we ever did anything right. Continue reading
The person who frequently feels humble is probably not very humble.
People often misread humility by associating it with quiet, less outgoing or passive personalities.
Humility is self-confidence that runs far deeper than the tenuous self-confidence of the person who believes in himself because others look up to him.