self-value self-worth self-abasement self-acceptance
self-criticism self-defeating self-idolatry self-mastery
self-policing self-understanding self-deprecating self-worship
self-denigration self-validating self-doubt self-absorbed
self-expression self-help self-revealing self-centered
These are just a sampling of the current 213 self-hyphenated (I guess that could be added to the list) words in the English language.
Not only are these words abundant in number, but they saturate the way we think about life. They influence the way we think about our purpose cheap canadian viagra in life, the function of relationships, how to parent, what the church is about, why Jesus came, and a myriad of other things. This is why it is imperative we understand what the Bible actually tells us to do with self.
There are many places one could begin exploring the Bible on the subject of self: the implications of being made in the image of God, the fall and our sinful nature, the price Christ paid to redeem us, or our identity as children of God. This chapter will approach the subject by examining the New Testament passage that contains Jesus’ clearest, and possibly most misapplied, teaching on what we are to do with our self.
The questions we will strive to answer is, “Does low self-esteem the cause our problems in life? Is low self-esteem by-product of our struggles? Does the pursuit of self-esteem directly or indirectly exacerbate our struggles? Should we try to solve our problems by raising our self-esteem, or would that effort only increase our problems and distract us from more pertinent solutions?”
FINDING YOUR CONFIDENCE, IDENTITY, & SECURITY IN CHRIST
Part One: Saturday November 9, 2013
Part Two: Saturday November 16, 2013
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 pm or 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Location: The Summit Church, Brier Creek South Venue
Address: 2415-107 Presidential Drive; Durham, NC 27703
RSVP: Part One (Nov. 9) // Part Two (Nov. 16)