Category Archives: Self esteem

It’s not the way you think it is

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

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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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How do you see yourself?

A fascinating presentation on how women view themselves compared with how others see them. Continue reading

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8 Identity Markers

Who am I? Why am I here? What should I do?Who do I serve? How should I live? Continue reading

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The change we really need

What does change look like in my life when I come to know Christ? Or, what should it look like?
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Posted in Born again?, Christian life, Christianity, Gospel, Holy Spirit, Imago Dei, In Christ, Salvation, Self esteem, Self love, Self-deception, Selfishness, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Addiction, Alcohol addiction, Blessed by God, Deception, Devil, Drug addiction, Envy and Jealousy, Fools, Humanism, Lust, Origin of Sin, Pride, Problem of evil, Self esteem, Self love, Self-deception, Selfishness, Sin | 1 Comment

Always leading us back to grace

God is always leading us back to grace to confess our unworthiness and to celebrate His mercy. Continue reading

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