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(Podcast) Jesus Was the Worst Self-Help Guru Ever
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(Podcast) Jesus Was the Worst Self-Help Guru Ever

Season 2, Episode 19: Jesus Was the Worst Self-Help Guru Ever

When you feel as if your life needs a hard reset, it’s easy to leave Jesus behind and head to a bookstore’s self-help section to get on top of your issue. It’s understandable why: Those types of books are inspiring, motivating, and believable. We know if we can make just a few small changes in our lives, the overall impact will be huge. The problem is that self-help books encourage us to rely on our own strength and self-discipline.

Jesus isn’t looking for a paint-by-numbers relationship where he’s already picked out the design and color. Instead, he’s looking to paint with you. He wants you to invite him into the drawing and let him make adjustments. Jesus knows that at first your paintings will need do-overs but that with time you’ll improve. That’s how he wants to do life with you.

Join us this week in the Old Testament as we look at the story of Gideon putting out a fleece as a way to be sure he knows what God wants. We’ll also share from some of the top self-help gurus out there and compare their advice to what Jesus says.

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