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Addictions


  Image via Wikipedia   But, we are beginning, as a nation, to do something about our addictions: Between 14 and 16 million Americans attend one of 500,000 different self-help groups that meet weekly around the country.  The number of … Continue reading

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Purpose


  Image via Wikipedia   Purpose: To understand the origins and nature of the Twelve Step program and how it can be adapted by the Christian faith. To examine a passage from Ephesians that describes well the goal of the … Continue reading

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Psychological Centrality


  Image via Wikipedia   Psychological Centrality This principle is basic to the formation of self-esteem because it represents a person’s self-values.  The qualities that are psychologically central to a person will determine which of the inputs from others affect … Continue reading

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Sub-Principles


  Image via Wikipedia   Sub-principles All three sub-principles are concerned with the role of other people’s attitudes in shaping a person’s self-esteem.  Though conceptually distinct, all these processes may produce the same positive or negative result.  Consider the example … Continue reading

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Reflective Appraisal


  Image via Wikipedia   Reflected Appraisal Rosenberg has identified four principles that are related to self-concept formation, and which underlie the development of self-esteem, as well.  These principles are associated with interpersonal and social processes. Reflected Appraisal This principle … Continue reading

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High Self-Esteemers


  Image via Wikipedia   High Self-Esteemers High self-esteemers are self-affirmers; through self-validation, they feel basically confident about who they are.  Although they are not critical of themselves, they are realistically aware of both their strengths and their shortcomings.  High … Continue reading

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The Importance of Self-Esteem


  Image via Wikipedia   The Importance of Self-Esteem Self-esteem is an important factor in the dynamics of preaching because of its fundamental significance in the lives of people.  The importance of self-esteem to the well-being of persons can hardly … Continue reading

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Doing the Will


  Image via Wikipedia   Doing the will On the other hand, doing the will of God can also become a habit.  Read Luke 4:16. Who went to the synagogue? Why did He go there? Jesus gives us an example … Continue reading

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NOT to do the will of God


  Image via Wikipedia   NOT to do the will of God? Read Matthew 26:47-56. Who was the only disciple that was NOT sleeping at this time? Who sent an armed guard to arrest Jesus? With what sign did Judas … Continue reading

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Love


Image via Wikipedia Love The Song of Solomon states:  Many waters cannot quench love, rivers cannot wash it away.” (Song of Solomon 8:7) At this point it is necessary to emphasize something very important. When we say that believers should … Continue reading

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