Category Archives: humility

  1. Stop being right

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    09/01/2019 by Chris Green

    With Steve Jobs you were only toast if you thought he was wrong but didn’t dare to say so. But I’ve seen pastors act as if disagreeing was an act of treachery.

  2. Ambition written backwards

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    06/04/2016 by Chris Green

    What is the alternative to self-centred, rebellious ambition? Is there a way of rewriting ambition, so that it can appear in a God-centred, passionate, obedient way?

  3. Ambition’s deepest root

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    04/04/2016 by Chris Green

    That’s what Diotrephes heard – that he would be first, that he would be like God. That he would rule the church, that he would be its saviour, that he would be its sole source of truth, that he would be the exclusive centre of its relationships, and that he would be worshipped.

  4. Ambition…

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    01/04/2016 by Chris Green

    Ambition is a strange, wonderful, glittering but dangerous characteristic for any Christian leader. With it, we can achieve amazing and faithful gains for the kingdom; without it, we are passive, workshy, and go with the flow. But with it we can also domineer, control and make ourselves the enemy of a grace-filled gospel. The New Testament gives us clear examples of the best and worst kinds of ambition.

  5. Personality tests – one strength and two weaknesses.

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    30/09/2014 by Chris Green

    Talking to some friends the other day, the subject turned to personality tests, and to Myers-Briggs.  ‘What are you?’, we …
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  6. Have you blown it recently?

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    18/09/2014 by Chris Green

    One of the key aspects for a Christian leader’s character, is self control. Like any element of Christian maturity, no …
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  7. “Great sermon, pastor!” Handling genuine compliments

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    16/07/2014 by Chris Green

    It was probably the most formative piece of feedback to a sermon I have ever received. I don’t remember what …
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