Lesson 6 | Growing Through Self-Understanding

Healthy self-esteem, it is almost universally agreed, is a good thing. But what if it is groundless, or based on a false sense of values? Christianity is all for self-esteem, but before we can wallow in it unabashedly, we are called to face some unpleasant and inconvenient truths about ourselves. For example, some of the good things we do almost always proceed from wrong motives. We may appear to be good, but on the inside we may be dead in sin. Christ calls us to new life and a new self-concept through him.