Posts tagged with ‘Humility’

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5/23/17 CHANGE THE WORLD; BEGIN WITH YOURSELF

by Barry Lovett
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“Remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.” Luke 6:42 It’s a full-time job trying to get people to change. Oh what a perfect world it would be if only other people would do what we want! Maybe it’s my attitude that […]

3/22/17 AS WE LOSE OUR LIVES FOR CHRIST, WE FIND FULLNESS OF LIFE

by Barry Lovett
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People marvel at Mother Teresa’s example of humble service to Christ and to people in great need.  Many of us may be afraid of what will happen if we truly obey Jesus’ words, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself…”  (Luke 9:23).  But Jesus also said that He came to give […]

2/13/17 YOU CAN’T BOAST IN JESUS WHILE YOU ARE PREOCCUPIED WITH YOURSELF

by Barry Lovett
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“We also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Romans 5:11.   It’s easy to look for ways to draw attention to our own accomplishments, making mental lists of things that are “cool” about ourselves.  Even Paul admitted that he had a lot to brag about – but he considered all of it “rubbish” for […]

10/21/16 THE BETTER WE KNOW OURSELVES, THE LESS WE’LL CRITICIZE OTHERS

by Barry Lovett
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“First remove the plank from your own eye.” Luke 6:42. We should encourage righteousness in others, because it is right for God’s children to stir up each other to loving actions and attitudes. But we are all growing in Christ, so we must be neither judgmental nor patronizing.  Rather, we should build one another up.  […]