by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Romans 12:3-16   I.         Several years ago, Whitney Houston, came on the music scene with a song that became her signature song, “The Greatest Love of All.”             I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs. A lonely place to be.             And so I learned to depend on me.             I decided long…

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by Keith Sharp via Tri-County Church of Christ. Perhaps the one goal American parents and educators agree on for children more than any other is “high self-esteem.” John Rosemond, a professional family psychologist who writes a nationally syndicated column which appears in the Watertown Times, wrote an article entitled “Self-Esteem Isn’t Praiseworthy Goal” (Watertown Times. Sunday, December…

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Text: Romans 12:1-5   I.         The concern for a person’s self-esteem continues to permeate the thoughts of our society.             A.        It is not unusual for a concept to be argued for or against based on its supposed impact on a person’s self-esteem.                         1.         Spanking, giving grades, or even keeping score during a game is considered bad for the…

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Question: I think girls to be just as aggressive as boys but in a different way. Does God allow mean behaviors such as being manipulative and subversive to get what one wants? Please tell me, how do you turn around a catty, snippy or snooty child? Answer: Oh, I agree; aggression can be demonstrated in…

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Question: My nine-year-old son doesn’t want to sleep in his own bedroom. Is this good for his self-esteem? Answer: Self-esteem is just a nicer way to discuss pride (see Self-Esteem for more information). A Christian parent should not be concerned with developing or maintaining a child’s pride. The question should be, is it good for…

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I.         Let me tell you about a man I know             A.        He tells me that while he is not incapable, he is the most insignificant person in the group he associates with. Sometimes, he is ashamed to be connected with his friends because of the awful things that he has done in his youth (I Cor. 15:9)…

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