Preaching to the Choir
There are a number of self-harming attitudes that have around for a long time, and yet have found new acceptance in recent years. The series is called Preaching to the Choir because we all see the harm of them, even if we are unaware of our exhibition of them.
Self-Pity – Preaching to the Choir 7
So far in our series, Preaching to the Choir, we discussed, learned helplessness and entitlement. This time we address a closely related state, self-pity. All three of these cause psycho-social and spiritual arrest. In this presentation, learn how to get growing again by overcoming self-pity. Life is so much better when they have a bigger picture of God for our lives.
Materialism – Preaching to the Choir 6
Western Culture has become more materialistic than in decades past. Jesus told people a materialistic outlook was a futile approach to life. He said there was something much, much better. All Christians who live in the West ought to be circumspect when it comes to a materialistic outlook.
Helplessness – Preaching to the Choir 5
I talked with a man some time ago who had a doctorate and a business. He told me that he thought everyone should get an income from the government so that no one would have to work. Never mind that there would be no money to give if no one worked. He felt helpless about his floundering business and felt resentful toward others who were successful while he was not. Psychological research has much to teach us about this kind of attitude and how to recognize and overcome it.
Rudeness – Preaching to the Choir 4
People tell me that they encounter more and more who are rude—in stores, on the road, in social media, etc. One person I know calls it “Anti-Social Media.” What’s behind this epidemic and what can be done about it? Does the Bible have anything to say about it? How does this affect our children?
Self-Centered – Preaching to the Choir 3
The label Narcissist seems to be generating lots of momentum these days. Is the number of narcissists on the rise? Or is the term something people call those who offend them? Or is it something else altogether? Access the audio and think more about it.
Entitlement – Preaching to the Choir 2
Why do so many people today feel entitled to things they did not work to obtain? Is it healthy? Should Christians follow that line? If not, how can self-entitled persons work their way back to taking responsibility for self?
Overcoming Offenses – Preaching to the Choir 1
Until recently most people would not like to admit to being offended. Lately, some people make a habit of admitting offense. What’s going on with that? What is the effect of it on society? How should a Christian view the issue? Check it out in the first of our new series, Preaching to the Choir.