Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker / Posts tagged "personality."

Why Christians Shouldn’t Be Jerks

We've been studying the book of James on Sunday Mornings at Gages Lake. We just finished the third chapter on Sunday. The last section of this chapter gives a very specific definition of spiritual maturity. James tells us what it isn't and what it is. I found it interesting that James was very specific in saying that someone who is always controversial, whose life is followed continually with strife--this is not a spiritual man. Now, of course, the gospel is inherently controversial. And even the most winsome Christians will encounter opposition at sometime in their lives. But a man or woman of God should not be someone who intentionally stirs the pot in order to bring attention to themselves. This, Jams says, is not wisdom from above, but a produce of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Now isn't that interesting? Because often Christians spin their behavior as being spiritual. Leaders...

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