Guest Blog – The Deadliest Enemy of Ministry

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C.S. Lewis called it the “one vice of which no man in the world is free” (Mere Christianity, B.3, ch. 8). Scripture says it was the cause of the rebellion and demise of both Satan and humanity (Isaiah 14, Genesis 3). Tim Keller says it is the reason that there is no peace in the world and that we cannot live in peace with each other (The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness). It is the sin that we easily see in others but rarely see in ourselves. In 1 Corinthians 4:6 Paul calls it by its Greek name: “physioo.” This word translates as: “to puff up, to inflate, to bear oneself loftily.” More commonly it is referred to as pride.

Pride threatens to creep into our hearts and tamper with our motives for any “good work.” It’s a sin that does not die easily in the hearts of believers and certainly not in my case. I’ve only been in “vocational ministry” for four years, but my love for the Word and for discipleship began long before that. While those are exciting, God-given passions, my flesh and the Enemy often twist those desires into a means of exalting myself.

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Do you love writing about God’s Word? Have you ever wanted to guest blog? We would love to post your submissions on our blog, so read the guidelines below and get writing!

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A Minute for Missions

IMG_4183Recently, my husband Henry and I went on a LifeWay sponsored mission trip to Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  Along with us, six other individuals from Lifeway in Nashville, Tennessee went to minister to the lost souls of Taiwan.

Every year Lifeway sponsors numerous mission trips to places all over the world, from the island of Taiwan to the jungles of Honduras, and they are open to any LifeWay employee across the United States. So whether you work in the corporate office in Nashville, or a retail store in Mississippi, you have the opportunity to go on a Mission trip with LifeWay.

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