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Created on Monday, 08 September 2014 / Vision
Tags: Rick Warren, failure, defeats, disappointments, Proverbs, plan ahead, consequences, arrived, arrogance, destruction, downfall, pride, risks, fear, give up, listen
Failure doesn't have to be final. In fact, I believe God wants to put our failures to work for us. Everybody experiences defeats in life. Everybody has failures. The book of Proverbs has a lot of insight ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 11 August 2014 / Worship
Tags: David Santistevan, struggle, Sunday morning, worship, train wreck, stress, identity, Monday mornings, silence, pride, failure, presence of Jesus, limelight
When I woke up this morning, I was anxious. I didn't know who I was. No, not in a scary, schizophrenic kind of way. I wasn't at peace with who I was, my identity, and what I was called to do. Every morning ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 / Personal Character
Tags: Greg Atkinson, pride, powerful worship, God, humility, C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, speak to your heart, yourself
I was looking back on a blog I wrote over 7 years ago and I saw something I felt God speak to me during a time of powerful worship: "When pride walks in, I walk out." I remember God speaking in His still, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 18 July 2014 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Ron Edmondson, leadership, destroy, dampen, weaken, distractions, lack of discipline, ceased learning, negative influences, fear, pride, contentment, complacency
There are times I'm a better leader than at others. Sometimes it's my fault. Other times the cause is unavoidable. If we can begin to identify what interrupts strong leadership, we can become better leaders. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 17 March 2014 / Relationships
Tags: Ron Edmondson, leadership, principle, wrong, better, subordinates, perfectionist, prideful, personalities, performance, blatant mistakes
Part of my job as a leader is helping people I lead get better at what they do. That often involves letting them know about areas I see where they can improve.  That can be difficult for some people ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 / Youth
Tags: Leneita Fix, Jesus, stuff, heart, unchurched, youth, Christian school, salvation, temptation, flesh, righteousness, fellowship, testimony, pride, lust
Last week I had a really interesting conversation with a group of freshmen. It all started with this question from one girl: “So, in church, they’re always talking about asking Jesus into your heart. I’m ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 14 November 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Rick Warren, preacher, weaknesses, character, handicap, prayer team, staff, public speaking, adrenaline, Saddleback Church, Peter, Paul, confession, dependence on God, pride, governor, minister
Instead of hiding and denying our weaknesses, we need to learn to recognize them. We need to learn to share them. And we need to learn to glory in our weaknesses. If God is ever going to use you greatly, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 31 October 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Kurt Bubna, awesome, awful, empowerment, fear, insecurity, rejection, flesh, preacher's kid, pastor, pride, heart, grow, dust, move on, spiritually mature, blessers, biters, New Testament
We pastors are a strange lot. We have been called and commissioned by God, empowered beyond our own resources, and granted the privilege of caring for His flock. And yet we still struggle with fear and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 July 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Ron Edmondson, Proverbs, Tweet, anger, wisdom, knowledge, advice, greed, pride, destruction, discretion, patience, love, forgiveness
"A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare" (Prov. 15:1, NLT). "A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash" (Prov. 15:14). "Plans go wrong for ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Joey Bonifacio, pride, prejudice, classic, sins, Galatians, Peter, Paul, Jews
The problem of prejudice is real. Sadly, even heroes of the faith like Peter have been guilty of it. Prejudice is defined as “preconceived opinion(s) that causes one to dislike, be hostile to or behave ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 22 March 2013 / Prophecy
Tags: Perry Stone, prophecy, word, pastor, spiritual, arrogance, pride, reputation, character, inspired
If a person claims to have received a word from the Lord to give to you, the first important point is to “recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you” (see ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 07 December 2012 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Pharoah, Egypt, humility, grace, Searcy, Mursi, war, peace, pride, Prince of Peace, Jesus
The recent chaos in Egypt has the raised eyebrows of most of us. President Mohammed Mursi’s decision to grant himself sweeping powers and place himself above the courts has triggered sweeping negative ... [ +++ ]
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