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True Humility

I recently preached a sermon about humility at our congregation. More than one person has now told me that something specific I said was helpful for them. What I said was simple: Humility is not thinking poorly of yourself. Real … Continue reading

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Those Tricksters … Like Me

“And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, … said to him, ‘Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.’” (Mark 10:35-37) I’ve taught about this passage many times. Those haughty … Continue reading

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Do You Have God’s Attention?

The second half of Isaiah 66:2 causes me to wonder. “But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.” Humble. Contrite in spirit. Trembles at His … Continue reading

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God Gets the Glory

I love the story of the healing of the lame beggar in the third chapter of the book of Acts. Each day he was carried to the temple gate to beg. Then, one day, he encountered Peter and John. They … Continue reading

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Humble or Proud?

In our society, it is the proud who seem to garner all the attention. Those who crave the limelight – who want to be seen by anyone and everyone – have a tendency to get noticed. The outspoken, handsome, glitzy, … Continue reading

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