...The greatest deception of the evil one is that we are not in desperate need of God's infinite grace and forgiveness. We believe that we are inherently good and acceptable before a righteous God. We've been taught for so long about the importance of having a healthy self-image, we've forgotten that we must think rightly about God before we can think rightly about ourselves. We have forgotten that self-abasement rather than self-elevation is the first step toward spirituality and spiritual wholeness (James 4:10; I Peter 5:6).
Leading the Small Church
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