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The Basis of True Greatness

even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. – Matthew 20:28 “Our Lord does not condemn the spirit of ambition, but simply aims to point out the basis of real greatness. He regarded His disciples, in a certain sense, […]

Spurgeon on Ambition

Ambition is like the sea which swallows all the rivers and is none the fuller; or like the grave whose insatiable maw for ever craves for the bodies of men. It is not like an amphora, which being full receives no more, but its fulness swells it till a still greater vacuum is formed. In […]

Snuffing The Gales Of Popular Applause

“In all things approving ourselves as the ministers  of God.”  2 Corinthians 6:4. This verse implies that ministers are to labor for God—surely not for the preacher’s fame. SELF is an idol which has been worshiped by far greater multitudes than any other deity of either ancient or modern heathenism. A minister is the last […]

Anxiety, Ambition, Indecision

  CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON   “Neither be ye of doubtful mind.” —Luke 12:29 THE CHIEF CONCERN of a man should be, to see that his own soul is right in the sight of God. Solomon said, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Many persons think a […]

Sola Scriptura: On Jealousy and Selfish Ambition

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.  But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.  This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, […]

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