Tag Archives: Pride

The Cross-Shaped Purpose of Life

This video filmed in downtown Bologna, Italy, examines the cruciform pattern to which God actively conforms our lives.

The Awesome Church

This approach certainly swims against the stream of an increasingly self-referential, self-promoting culture. But I think it has the ring of Christ to it.

Don't Worry, No One Will Remember You

As we fight pride and embrace obscurity, we can then shift our focus on going hard for Christ.

5 More Signs You Glorify Self

Self-glory turns those who have been chosen and called to be ambassadors into self-appointed kings.

5 Signs You Glorify Self

Self-glory will cause you to speak too much when you should listen and to feel no need to speak when you surely should.

Pride in the Pulpit

When I hear an essentially law-driven sermon, asking the law to do what only the grace of Jesus Christ can accomplish, I am immediately concerned about the preacher

Worship Leaders, We Are Not Rock Stars

We don't have to be rock stars. We have Jesus. And Jesus is more than enough.

Celebrity Pastors: Top of the Heap or Overexposed?

May the Lord give us more who are celebrities for the right reasons---their focus, character, and hard work---and fewer pastoral Kardashians.

A Prayer About Loving to be First

Thank you Scotty Smith for this much needed prayer today (from today's entry at Scotty's blog "Heavenward"). *** I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us. So if I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, gossiping maliciously about us. Not […]

The Pastor's Worst Enemy

The pastor's worst enemy is pride, and it is a special danger for young pastors (1 Tim. 3:6). The Particular Causes of Pride Public gifts. As your gifts are exercised in public (unlike those with more private and unseen gifts and ministries), they are more likely to be recognized, admired, and praised. Official status. As […]