Preach To Myself?

It’s been a popular idea to preach the gospel to yourself everyday. If you’re not familiar with what exactly to preach to yourself (or if you are), here is a good article by Tullian Tchividjian.

The hard work of Christian growth, therefore, is to think less of me and my performance and more of Jesus and his performance for me. Ironically, when we focus mostly on our need to get better we actually get worse. We become neurotic and self-absorbed. Preoccupation with my effort over God’s effort for me makes me increasingly self-centered and morbidly introspective.

Christian growth, in other words, does not happen first by behaving better, but believing better–believing in bigger, deeper, brighter ways what Christ has already secured for sinners.

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