Hazards and blessings of comparing our spiritual lives with othersby Rev. Malcolm Smith

Type of Event: Worship Service: Children's Talk & Adult Sermon

Date Recorded: 23 Apr, 2017
Location: Westville, RSA
Topics: Regeneration / Spiritual Growth

One of the ways we evaluate how we are doing spiritually is by comparing ourselves to how other people seem to be doing. This can be a positive thing: being in community with other people who are striving to uphold the same values as us can inspire and encourage us to do better. And it can be a negative thing: comparing ourselves with other people can lead us to be envious or judgmental or it can even lead us to the absurd situation of trying to prove that we’re more spiritual than other people. Let’s talk about how the Lord can help us to deal with these challenging dynamics.

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Rev. Malcolm Smith

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