God will destroy pride one way or another, better to extinguish it quickly. Our gifts exist for the Church, not the Church for our gifts.
Inadequate feelings are not rooted in humility. They are rooted in just as much pride as feelings of overconfidence. By emphasizing my inadequacy, I figured out a way to get people to affirm me, all the while thinking of myself more often than God or anyone else.
In this video, Chef David Bull gives an important reminder to be freed up to avoid perfection, but rather strive for excellence.
In this video, Aaron Ivey teaches from Jeremiah 18 about how God will never cease to shape His people into who He intends them to be.
In this video from August 2018 worship collective, Aaron Ivey unpacks the meaning of the Hebrew word “Yatzar” as it relates to how God shapes His people.
Worship leaders should pray the Word, teach the Word, and sing the Word.
It is easy for us to catch ourselves gauging a service by how well the band played, how the tech team did, and if the congregation sang loud or a few people raised their hands. I fall victim to this mentality quite often, but leading worship is centered around trust. I am at least skeptical of someone’s directions if they haven’t been there themselves. Worship leading is the same way; you cannot lead someone where you have not been yourself.
Chris Collins talks about how, as leaders in our churches, and also as believers, we must be in God’s Word. The Bible helps us resolve conflict, fight sin, and trust God’s faithfulness in difficult circumstances.
Chris Collins talks about how dangerous it can be to replace our time in God’s Word with other things. While those things may not be bad, we must dig into scripture so that we can enjoy the fullness of studying and knowing it.
Nothing is more vital for our churches, our families, our spouses and the people we serve (and serve with) than for our hearts to be healthy. Here are four vital practices we must have in order to make sure our hearts are constantly chasing after God.