Tag Archives: humility

The Perilous, Pernicious and Pervasive Problem of Pride!

As we allow the Spirit to show us how deeply pride has set into our lives, we know that God’s work is not merely to crush us under the burden of sin.  “The Lord humbles us, that he may reconcile us, not only to himself, but to one another.” Continue reading

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The Aproachable John Calvin

Our religion will be unprofitable if it does not change our heart, pervade our manners, and transform us into new creatures – John Calvin Continue reading

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God gives grace to the humble…

“O thou God of all grace, make me more thankful, more humble” Continue reading

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Defeating Pride by Showing Honor

Pride is really nothing more than a defense against a perceived threat. When we rest secure in the promises of God, then pride serves no purpose, and we can honor God and one another as we are commanded. Continue reading

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Only wretches need grace…

For grace is only necessary for the wretched, healing is only needed for the sick, salvation is only for those who are doomed. We are none of us above it, we all stand in desperate need of God’s grace. Continue reading

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A Holy Paradox

It is those who feel their sin with hurt and penitence who are the truly righteous, and it is those who are sure they are righteous and need no repentance who are the real sinners. It is the dispirited who … Continue reading

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Pride and the Pastorate

As a pastor, I am keenly aware of the sins with which I struggle.  It makes me a little more tolerant when those around me struggle in sin.  I spend a good amount of time in prayer every Sunday morning, … Continue reading

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