Daily Devotional

FRIDAY SERVICE:

Identity Teen Service
The Lighthouse
4338 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

7:30PM

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THURSDAY SERVICE:

Bible Study

The Tabernacle
1021 E. 78th Street
Chicago, IL 60619

7:00PM

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SUNDAY SERVICES:

Worship Services
UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60607

9:30AM, 11:30AM, & 1:30PM

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SUNDAY SERVICE:

Worship Service
The Tabernacle
1021 E. 78th Street
Chicago, IL 60619

7:30AM

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TUESDAY SERVICE:

Bible Study
ICE Theater
3330 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60624

7:00PM

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"Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought."    |  January 30, 2015 |  READ: Ro 12:3 NIV

WHAT KEEPS US FROM SERVING OTHERS? (2)

               
Another thing that'll keep you from serving others is arrogance. What others think and feel isn't important to you.  Arrogant people seldom meet people on common ground.  They don't believe they should have to, because by their own estimation they live on higher ground and shouldn't have to descend to anyone else's level.  They expect others to come to them.  Justice Louis D. Brandels observed: "Nine-tenths of the serious controversies that arise in life result from misunderstanding, from one man not knowing the facts which to the other man seem important, or otherwise failing to appreciate his point of view."  There's merit to the old Beatles' song, "I Get By with a Little Help from My  Friends."  It's ridiculous for anyone to think they have all the answers.  Such people seem hopelessly out-of-date.  Like the "Archie Bunkers" in life, they're opinionated and narrow-minded.  If you're familiar with the old TV comedy series  All in the Family, you know Archie expected everyone to meet on  his terms.  Friends and family alike were exposed to his insults.  In one episode he told his wife, "Your problem is, Edith, I talk in English and you hear in Dinbat!" Lines like that may be good for a laugh on TV, but in reality they're arrogant and hurtful.  When your overriding goal is to build a case for your own viewpoint, people get turned off.  To win them you must build a relationship. The letters in the word "silent" also form the word "listen."  Relationships are bult by listening to people, loving them, learning  from them, and leaving better off than you found them.