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Christi-vanity & ego-gelicalism

Pride plus Christianity equals Christi-vanity. Christi-vanity is not essential. Humility is. “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Christi-vanity is void of heart-felt humility, meekness, sorrow, mourning, apology, and repentance. “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” Christi-vanity … Continue reading

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Accolades are mere charades

Accolades are mere charades, and insults are just manmade. It’s what you are on the inside that matters! One of the greatest things in the world is to be free from the torment of self-focus. Pride will choke your heart … Continue reading

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Self-love refuses to align with God’s love

Following self-love isn’t the same thing as following God’s love. Idealism and utopia are not impossible dreams, but glimpses of how far we have fallen from the kingdom of God. To be Spirit-led is to let the living Jesus, Himself, … Continue reading

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Self-deny or self-identify?

Christ-followers are called to seek the kingdom of God, not the kingdom of self — to self-deny, not to self-identify. Think outside the self-box. Serving others instead of self, rocks! Self-focus shackles us to our own feelings and opinions and … Continue reading

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To “Me” Or Not To “Me” — (Self-Focus Or Self-Denial)

To “me” or not to “me” — that is the question! Now I lay “me” down, For when the focus On “me” I keep, My soul stays Spiritually asleep “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take … Continue reading

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How Did You Choose A Church?

People choose churches for many reasons — because of:  the building; the youth program; the pastor; their comfort level with the sermons; the friendliness of the people; the popularity (coolness) of the church; the size of the church; the influence … Continue reading

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Watching Your “Old Man” Die

Three quotes from Paul of Tarsus:  “You have put off the old man with his deeds.”  Colossians 3:9  And, “I die daily.”  1 Corinthians 15:31  And, “I am crucified with Christ.”  Galatians 2:20 Believers are called to die to self … Continue reading

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Life’s Biggest Problem? Self!

Life’s biggest difficulty isn’t overcoming negative circumstances.  It is getting free from bondage to self.  Self-interest, self-promotion, self-fulfillment, self-esteem, self-protection — these things get in our way and hold us in bondage to the torment of our own thoughts, feelings, … Continue reading

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Is Nashville The Manliest City In America?

I’ve heard that Nashville, Tennessee is listed as the manliest city in America (according to Combo the hearty, salty, cheese cracker snack, and Bart Sperling’s Best Places).  I live in Music City and so I’m glad to see it at the top … Continue reading

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