| The self-esteem cult that goes around saying we've got to build up people's self-esteem is taking them the opposite way that the message of the Bible does because the more you love yourself, the less likely you are to need a Savior.|
Source: Offending Christ.
| Man's basic problem is preoccupation with self. He is innately beset with narcissism, a condition named after the Greek mythological character Narcissus, who spent his life admiring his reflection in a pool of water. In the final analysis, every sin results from preoccupation with self. We sin because we are totally selfish, totally devoted to ourselves, rather than to God and to others.|
Source: Matthew 1-7, p. 447.
| The Greek word translated "bold" is tolmao, which means "to be courageous, daring, dauntless." It speaks of acting without fear of the consequences.|
Source: The Book on Leadership, p. 134.
| All sin results from failure to act in faith.|
Source: Ephesians, 1986, p. 359.
| No matter where it ends, sin always begins when an evil thought is sown in the mind and heart.|
| Not to rebuke sin is a form of hatred, not love. Refusing to warn a person about his sin is just as unloving as refusing to warn him about a serious disease he may have. A person who does not warn a friend about his sin cannot claim love as his motive.|
Source: Matthew 1-7, p. 432.
| Original sin means that people by nature are hostile to God, utterly unable to obey God out of pure motives or from a pure heart, and therefore unable to do anything that truly pleases God. All Adam's offspring are born naturally depraved and with a bent toward sin and rebellion.|
Source: The Fulfilled Family, 2005, p. 87.
| Sin in the mind goes to work in the emotions. That incites the will, which yields the act.|
Source: The Battle for the Beginning, 2001, p. 208.
| We do not sin simply because of Satan or because of social deprivation, stressful situations, bad influences, or any other external cause. Those things may tempt us to sin and make sinning easier, but when we commit sin - or even intend to commit sin - it is because we decide to sin. Sin is an act of the will.|
| All Christians are but God's stewards. Everything we have is on loan from the Lord, entrusted to us for a while to use in serving Him.|
Source: 1 Corinthians, p. 108.
| The question in salvation is not whether Jesus is Lord, but whether we are submissive to His lordship.|
| Older women should teach younger women the skills and disciplines needed to have a successful home and marriage. Experienced wives and mothers will find their greatest avenue of ministry in teaching younger wives what they need to know to be effective wives, mothers, and homemakers.|
Topics: Teachers, Marriage
Source: The Fulfilled Family