PRIDE

PRIDE

by Bill Elliff September 28, 2021

Pride is the mother of all sins. God says a great deal about arrogance in the Scripture because we need to understand its source and effects. "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble" is a truth that is repeated three times in the Bible. It is a foundational sin, a default posture of our thinking, that most of us will deal with until we see Him face to face.

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HOW IMPORTANT ARE PEOPLE TO YOU?

HOW IMPORTANT ARE PEOPLE TO YOU?

by Bill Elliff August 20, 2021

If we are not careful, the ever-present pride of our hearts will blind our eyesight. Pride exalts ourselves and puts ME at the center of everything. When my vision is filled with me, I cannot see God. But also, I cannot see the people around me. They become objects used for the purpose of exalting me.

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LIVING FOR MAN'S APPLAUSE

LIVING FOR MAN'S APPLAUSE

by Bill Elliff August 11, 2021

In God's economy, actions motivated for human praise will be the only accolades we get. But if we live to please God alone, we will receive a great reward in heaven, and our earthly actions will be unscented by the noxious smell of pride.

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WHAT IS THE SOURCE AND THE RESPONSE TO THE ENEMIES OF THE LORD?

WHAT IS THE SOURCE AND THE RESPONSE TO THE ENEMIES OF THE LORD?

by Bill Elliff March 12, 2021

In the work of God, there are always those who oppose. I have watched countless churches plateau and die because of a man or group of men who fought God's work.

But it is critical for God's leaders to know the source of such opposition. It is always pride that leads to control.

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