Articles Tagged 'Pride'

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God Resists the Proud

Pride comes at a high price, my friend. Don’t pay it.

Max Lucado reminds us of the high price of our pride.

Desert of Trial

Because he knew the true and living God, the heart behind the Scriptures, he could recognize the forger, the fraud — Satan — who tried to distort and misuse truth and Scripture.

James Nored and Phil Ware discuss the temptations and trials of Jesus and why they are important to us and what they have to say to us as people who are part of God's story.

Self-Destructive Power in Building Monuments to Ourselves

In absolute arrogance and stupidity, the people of the plains of Babylonia set out to make a name for themselves.

Phil Ware and James Nored share through words, images, and video the story of the Tower of Babel and the self-destructive danger of pride and arrogance.

Living Beyond the Formula

Jesus > You + X (all your dos) + Y (all your dont's)!

Jordan Harrell helps us understand what Jesus meant when what matters is in our hearts!

What I Don't Remember about Christmas

Jesus picked this beginning because he knew our idols would someday reek of perfectionism and opulence, of measuring up and looking the part, of vanity.

Jordan shares this powerful post that was highlighted on The Today Show with our Heartlight.org audience.

A Humble Suggestion

What can this former Whitehouse staffer teach us about humility and forgiveness?

Kasey Pipes shares very personal observations about Washington, D.C., politics, humility, blogging, writing, and pride.

You'd Do It All Again

Why pay such a high price and take such a big risk?

Max Lucado writes about the high cost of doing God's work and the hope, joy, and crown we will glory in when we go to be with Jesus and it will be all about people!

When You Can't Hide Your Mistakes

What do you do when you've failed and you can't hid it?

Max Lucado reminds us that pride often keeps us in failure and compounds mistakes and sinks us deeper in sin.

It Isn't (All) About the Money

Wouldn't you want to work here?

Rubel Shelly talks about the best places to work and how it isn't all about money.

An Anniversary with a Message

How can it be right when you are wrong?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the New Coke debacle and also reminds us to not let our pride keep us from admitting we were wrong.

Dead Wood Burning

Are you dead enough to catch on fire?

Mike Barres challenges us to die to self so we can catch fire with the Spirit of the Lord.

God's Gift of Family Grace

Sometimes the biggest story at church is not one you know!

Phil Ware shares a Mothers' Day story of God's grace and the reunion of a family brought together through adoption.

Uprighting the Earth

What do you need to bury in your life?

Ann Voskamp shares about a recent burial she was happy to attend, and in the process, put the world back into its upright position.

I Was a Snob and It Breaks My Heart

How hard is it to admit that we can be religious snobs?

Kimberli Brackett reminds us that it is easy to slip into the role of being prideful and a snob who hurts others because of our silly and stupid pridefulness.

Sausage Over Souls

Why in the world would anyone choose sausage over a life being changed?

The healing of the madman and the reaction of the crowd remind us once again that people are often prejudiced against anything that costs them something even if it benefits other people.

Why I'm Quitting

Isn't it time you gave up?

We are not God, we are not in control, and so we need to surrender and let God take control of our lives.

Teachability

How do you feel about new things?

Being unwilling to learn new things is a key to failure and an arrogance based in false pride and stubborn prejudice.

In Search of a Happy Heart

Why do we take ourselves so seriously?

We take ourselves way too seriously and end up adding unnecessary stress to our lives.

Who Are You Trying to Impress?

So who are you showing out for?

Trying to impress others nearly always means we embarrass ourselves.

Sheep and Cats

Can cats go astray?

We are like sheep, who go astray and need to be brought back; but in our pride we often act like cats and pretend we did nothing wrong.