Articles Tagged 'Selfish'

More Mess than Ministry?

More Mess than Ministry?

When we choose our way, when we think we must be true to what we feel rather than what Jesus said, we find ourselves opposing the work of Christ.

Phil Ware reminds us that authentic ministry involves listening for the will of God in time in God's presence, genuine compassionate and personal care for those who are broken, and obedience to Jesus as our Lord.

How Big Is Our Aquarium?

How Big Is Our Aquarium?

Why do we have to be the big fish in our small puddle?

Phil Ware looks through The Jesus Window and is led to ask a question of all of us: just how big is our aquarium, just how big is our Jesus?

Destructive Selfies

Destructive Selfies

Click! Click! Oops!

When we only think about ourselves and our projects, we run the risk of trampling others and shattering the faith of those around us.

Purpose

Purpose

Jesus refused the route of popularity and chose to live for God's purpose.

This post continues Phil Ware's look at the man with leprosy in Mark 1:35-45 and Jesus' loving interaction with the man after he had committed to live out the Father's purpose in his life.

The God Who Believes in You

The God Who Believes in You

Where do we turn when no one believes in us... including us?

Max Lucado reminds us that God doesn't give up on us even when everyone us, including us, does.

Fifty Shades?

Fifty Shades?

Is it Grey or Gray?

Patrick Odum writes about 50 Shades of Grey and reminds us to think carefully about our participation and expectation of the movie and our sexuality.

No More Miss Nice Girl!

No More Miss Nice Girl!

So what's so bad about being

Lisa Mikitarian talks about being younger, being enamored with a biker while in the military, and how being too nice plagued her until she learned the importance of kindness.

Givers and Takers

Givers and Takers

Where does a giver find the perfect fit for their lifestyle?

Jesus gives to the givers a gift that cannot be repaid. He helps takers move from selfish it selfless.

It's All the Rage

It's All the Rage

Can you let go of your brick or do you still want to throw it?

Rubel Shelly deals with the growing problem of rage in our world today and examines ways to let go of it.

It's All About Me!

It's All About Me!

So is it really about me?

Rubel Shelly shares a story from post World War II at Yankee Stadium and helps us understand that self-centeredness may be okay for little kids, but not for us!

A New Normal

A New Normal

What are you going to do in the new financial environment?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the economic times, especially the financial downturn, gives us an opportunity to learn new things and establish new values, more biblical values, in our approach to consumption, greed, and ownership.

The Church of Me

The Church of Me

WHo are we really worshiping?

Patrick Odum talks about the church of me, the selfish style we have in our modern church world.

Selling Your Soul

Selling Your Soul

So what are you really worth?

Patrick Odum reflects on several folks who have auctioned off huge portions of their lives and property on eBay and challenges us to ask if we have done the same thing with our stuff.

The Center of God's Will

The Center of God's Will

Is this really a safe place?

Tom Norvell reminds us that the safest place is in the center of God's will and that means loving God and loving people.

Give Thee or Give Me

Give Thee or Give Me

What's in it for God?

Bill Sherrill reminds us that the spirit of the Christmas season is giving, not receiving and that we need to be a people with a spirit of thanksgiving.

It's Not About Me

It's Not About Me

Become all things to all men...

We must never be willing to sacrifice the things we believe in to gain popularity, but we must find a way to become all things to all men, so that we may by all means save some.

The Jesus Vibe: Daily Altar of Grace

The Jesus Vibe: Daily Altar of Grace

Can't I just keep a little of my life protected from this?

Phil Ware takes the two love commands of Jesus, the Greatest Commands, and applies them to all of life for a follower of the Lord.

A Selfish Christian?

A Selfish Christian?

Isn't this an oxymoron?

Mike Barres reminds us that God wants to bless us and he also wants to conform us to Jesus: so let's not use our Christianity for selfish motives.

Selfishness Destroys a Home

Selfishness Destroys a Home

What is the real homewrecker?

Paul Faulkner looks at the role maturity and unselfishness play in good families.

The Real Reason

The Real Reason

Let's cut through the fluff and deal with the real issue here!

Selfishness is what really lies behind all of marriage problems and the devil wants to use selfish people and marriage problems to render the church ineffective.

Removing the Selfish Part of Me

Removing the Selfish Part of Me

Why do we keep hanging on to what destroys us?

Selfishness destroys families while self-examination helps us improve ourselves and bless our families.

Bombarded by Self

Bombarded by Self

So what's the big problem with all this self stuff?

When we put self in the middle of everything, then everything becomes about I, me, my, and mine, and not about God and we mess up our self-absorbed lives.

What's in It for Me?

What's in It for Me?

Should we even ask this question?

Some folks are takers, getting everything they can out of life and sucking it dry or leeches who suck the life out of everyone around them who have it.

Do Something for Someone Else

Do Something for Someone Else

What are you doing for someone else these days?

Jesus thought about others and helped them all the time and so must we.

The Interests of Others

The Interests of Others

Who do you spend most of your time thinking about?

The interests of others must be our focus and not just our own stuff and wants.