Posts with the tag “pride”
The Desires of The Flesh
by Ed Newton on September 24th, 2022
“For all that is in the world— the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life— is not from the Father but is from the world.” - 1 John 2:16 If we want to obediently live for Christ and submit to His will above our own, we must be aware of things that could compromise our obedience. Yesterday, we asked the question, are you promoting your brand or God’s brand? Well, there ...
A Hard Fall
by Ministry Support on June 8th, 2022
“…The purpose is that none of you will be inflated with pride in favor of one person over another. For who makes you so superior? What do you have that you didn’t receive?” (1 Corinthians 4:6-7).How many times have we won an award or had a major accomplishment, but our egos become too inflated as a result?The moment we are on the mountain top, that’s when we are most positioned to fall. When God g...
Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
by Ministry Support on May 22nd, 2022
“One of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at His feet and kept begging Him, “My little daughter is at death’s door. Come and lay Your hands on her so she can get well and live” (Mark 5:22-23).We get desperate when we feel that our time is running out. In serious situations, we start looking for help anywhere we can find it. In Mark chapter 5, Jesus is walkin...
Die To Self
by Ministry Support on March 21st, 2022
“One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, ‘Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.” (Revelation 17:1-2)Yesterday, we talked about Hosea and how he took a prostitute to be his wife. This stor...
The Purpose of Humility
by Jared West on November 17th, 2021
“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all” (Romans 12:16-8). What is haughty? It means having an air of superiority— being someone who is pretentious or prideful. Jesus...
You Stand on the Shoulders of Giants
by Jared West on November 3rd, 2021
“For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one” (Romans 12:3). If you could choose one person, or even a group of people, who has helped you become who you are today, could you pick them out? Can you think of the people who have been the most influent...
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