Category Archives: Pride

Therapeutic vs. True Gospel

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

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God gives grace to the humble

If you know someone who has a habit of pointing out the sins of others… Continue reading

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Warning to young people

Guide young people to guard their attitudes toward their elders lest they allow proud hearts to lead to a fall. Continue reading

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Sin is wrong and dumb – a form of self-abuse

Here is a deeply insightful reflection from one of my favorite authors, Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. It’s a bit long but well worth reading and discussing.   “The shortest and clearest way to state the relation between sin and foolishness is … Continue reading

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Truths we must learn

God wants us to feel that our way through life is rough and perplexing, so that we may learn thankfully to lean on him. Continue reading

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A question that could change your life

Is it possible that most of us try to present others with a view of ourselves that is far more flattering than the one God sees? Continue reading

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Is it wrong to be proud?

Isn’t it a good thing to take pride in your work or in some achievement of excellence? Should we encourage our children to be proud of themselves? Continue reading

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