Posts tagged “Self-Control”
Freedom in Forgiveness: I Can’t Forgive Myself
What do you do when you can’t forgive yourself? Pastor Mike shares three situations when it is especially hard to forgive our own actions—and reveals the two offensive truths about us when we think we can’t forgive ourselves.
Is It Bad to Be Friends With Non-Christians?
The Bible tells us that bad company corrupts good character. But there’s a beautiful tension in the Bible, where Jesus says to love our enemies and love the world. So what’s the answer? Is it OK to have non-Christian friends? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.
When Good Things Are No Longer Good
Good things are no longer good when you let them become this.
Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Mike walks us through how we can stop making unhealthy comparisons of ourselves against others.
Competitive Christian: Stop Comparing Your Faith
It’s not a bad thing to notice the differences in spiritual gifts that you have. What IS bad is when you let the differences do what it did to Pastor Mike—make you cry. Here’s how to avoid that.
Competitive Christian: Stop Comparing Your Social Media
We all want to be noticed—known and applauded with likes, hearts, and thumbs-up on social media. But these outward appearances aren’t what matter.
Competitive Christian: Stop the Intellectual Comparisons
Whether God made you above-average smart or your grades weren’t that great or you fall somewhere in between, you have this significant thing in common.
Competitive Christian: Stop the Body Comparisons
How do we stop making constant comparisons with other people’s bodies? Pastor Mike reminds us of these important biblical truths.
Is It OK to Be a Competitive Christian?
Is it against the will of God to be competitive? Well, Pastor Mike says, it depends on what you do with it.
Flawed but Blessed: Why Does God Love Me?
How do we find more self-control in our lives? The Bible gives us a clear answer. Spoiler: It’s not where most self-help books would direct you. And what does it mean when you lose self-control and mess up? Does God still love you? Pastor Mike digs into Genesis and looks at the life and family of Jacob to find the answers.
Is It Wrong to Drink and Do Drugs?
Is it a sin to drink or do any kind of drug? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.
Change Your Negative Thoughts to Positive
You don’t need to be stuck in negative thoughts. You can do this by literally changing your brain. Pastor Ben explains.