The Real Reason We Want to Kill Pride

C.J. Mahaney on why the Christian should kill his pride: So many human ventures, so many grand designs of mankind, have been undermined because humility was lacking on the part of those involved…our motivation for rooting out pride must go beyond a knowledge of its pitfalls and perils.  Our pursuit should be driven by the amazing promise that humility holds out to us: God gives grace to the humble! – Humility: True Greatness (p. 24) Continue reading The Real Reason We Want to Kill Pride

The Path to Hell is Small, Subtle Sins

In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis writes a series of letters from Screwtape to Wormwood, both of whom are demons working together to keep a man from pursuing Christ.  Screwtape is the mentor, if you will, and Wormwood, his nephew, is his disciple.  In one of Screwtape’s letters, he writes about how their goal is to turn people from pursuing Jesus to pursuing Nothing.  Screwtape writes: Nothing is very strong: strong enough to steal away a man’s best years not in sweet sins but in a dreary flickering of the mind over it knows not what and knows not why, … Continue reading The Path to Hell is Small, Subtle Sins

Christmas Points to the Second Coming

We get so excited about Christmas, and that is good.  Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8).  He came to save his people from sin (Matt. 1:21).  Without Jesus’ first coming, we wouldn’t know God in such an intimate, real, and personal way. Still, how much more excited should we be that Jesus is actually coming back?  He is going to return to establish his reign and rule on the earth in a way never before seen.  He is going to come as a conquering King and General.  He’s going to come with a vengeance … Continue reading Christmas Points to the Second Coming