Whether you have been preaching for a couple of years or half a century, there are hidden explosives that can do untold damage to your ministry.
What happens when the storms of life come? Will we keep on trusting in ourselves? Will we still think we are right?
In many countries, June is celebrated as Pride Month. We evangelicals should be aware that conversations about gender and sexuality have to do with fellow humans. By a church leader in Central Europe.
Sometimes we mistakenly believe that those who trust in God will not suffer any wrong.
No one can say that they are living in the will of God while they are envious of others.
The Bible has to be in charge of the message, its main idea, its flow of thought, its relevance, its goals.
We can become paranoid and give Satan credit for every little difficulty, or we can easily become complacent and act as if the enemy is impotent.
There is nothing worse in approaching God than to go in a proud way.
Why did rebellion take place in heaven? Searching diligently, we can find answers in the Bible.
The Bible says that pride was the main cause of man's first sin.
How integrity can tame the beast of bribes and extortion.
In all walks of life, we run the risk of performing for those watching us.
Envy is the best friend of pride.
Humility is not just something God prefers. Humility is not an arbitrary demand we can hope to bypass. Nor is humility a contrast to God’s supposed demand for the spotlight.
What may stir pride in the preacher? When might we be vulnerable to this great enemy?
A think tank analysed the programme of last year’s Swedish LGBT festival and found an alarming collision with public health policies. Per Ewert of the Clapham Institutet says the findings show the ‘colourful darkness’ of the movement.
God says that he will exalt the humble and reject the proud. And there is nothing worse in approaching God than to go in a proud way.
John Piper: “Donald Trump’s immoral behavior in the past, and his ongoing unwillingness to renounce it as evil, show that he is morally unfit to lead our nation.”
God did not look at the arrogant young Joseph and say, ‘That’s it. He’s blown it. I can’t do anything with him.’ Not at all.
Anyone who puts his faith in himself has a short future. One of the biggest dangers of our day for both men and women is pride.