Category Archives: Self-esteem

Self-Worth, Ministry, and Misery—4

We can deliver the best sermons, teach the best apologetics lectures, or write the most respected books but if we don’t do it from love, then from God’s perspective, we “gain nothing”? That is what it says, right? Continue reading

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Self-Worth, Ministry, and Misery—2

I ended yesterday’s post telling about my ministerial jealousy and how I became very tired. In fact, I got so tired that I would wake up, have breakfast, and take a nap. Then I’d wake up, have lunch, and take … Continue reading

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Self-Worth, Ministry, and Misery-1

Most Christians in ministry base their self-worth on their ministry success but this is disastrously destructive to discipleship. Continue reading

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What Is the Unpardonable Sin?

The blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is called the “unpardonable sin,” a sin that will never be forgiven. The very possibility of even committing it often haunts many Christians. Indeed, as an insecure high school sophomore I once thought that … Continue reading

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Original Sin: Its Importance & Fairness

It is no surprise that in a 2002 survey almost three-quarters of Americans (seventy-four percent) rejected the teaching of original sin. After all, Americans want to feel good about themselves. Nathaniel Brandon, whom many consider the father of the self-esteem … Continue reading

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Let’s Connect the Moral Dots for “Good” Non-Christians

I ask my classes, “Why do gangbangers ever stop at red lights?” Some students suggest that they don’t want to be caught by the police. Sure. That might motivate them sometimes. But isn’t the real reason they stop that they … Continue reading

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So You’ve Sinned Again… and Again

So you’ve committed a sexual sin, again. And sinned again. And again. For the one-millionth time. Again. Of course you stopped counting long ago (okay, let’s be honest, no one counts—and how big is a googolplex really?) and you’re disgusted … Continue reading

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Another Reason We Lust: We Seek Self-Worth

Another thing that fuels lust is our basing our self-worth on worldly standards. If we are not going to find value in our relationship to God, then we will base it on what the world values. What does the world … Continue reading

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