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Randy Alcorn's Blog: humility

His Strength and Grace in Our Weakness

His Strength and Grace in Our Weakness

As a young pastor I loved God sincerely; but like my tavern-owner father, I was independent, self-sufficient, and prone to do things on my own. 

Humility: Recognizing Who We Really Are

Humility: Recognizing Who We Really Are

Romans 12:3 says, “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment.” This is what humility is—it’s recognizing who we really are.

 
Martin Luther on being a theologian, writer and preacher

Martin Luther on being a theologian, writer and preacher

As a student of theology, writer, and occasional preacher, I loved reading Martin Luther talking about learning theology, and about the “little books” some of us write and the little sermons we preach. 

A. W. Tozer on Failure and Success: The Small and the Great

A. W. Tozer on Failure and Success: The Small and the Great

A.W. Tozer was one of the writers (along with C.S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer) who had the most profound impact on me as a young Christian, and he continues to do so.

Humility: Operating within God’s Grace

Humility: Operating within God’s Grace

Puritan Theologian John Flavel said, "They that know God will be humble; they that know themselves cannot be proud."

The Fear of God

The Fear of God

I appreciated this quote from John Stott about the fear of God. The fear of God is a profound respect for His holiness, which includes a fear of the consequences of disobeying Him. It shouldn't scare us out of our wits; it should scare us into them. 

A Life of Humility

A Life of Humility

After seeing my recent post about Francis Schaeffer, my friend Doug Nichols, founder and international director emeritus of Action International Ministries, emailed me this story. To me, given my respect for both men, it's priceless. 

Mike Huckabee, Iowa Caucus and boasting in God Alone

Mike Huckabee, Iowa Caucus and boasting in God Alone

Last night we were with a group of folks here in Oregon, at Heidi's restaurant in Gresham, watching the election coverage. The gathering was hosted by nineteen year old brothers Alex and Brett Harris, who run therebelution.com website, which is in my opinion the best place your teenagers can go online.

 
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