Posts by Matt Harkey

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Selfishness

by Matt Harkey

[In the following posts I want to include some personal notes on the book by Jerry Bridges, “Respectable Sins: The Truth about Anger, Jealousy, Worry, and Other Stuff We Accept.”] Selfishness What is selfishness? Webster defines selfishness as “having or showing concern only for yourself and not for the needs or feelings of other people.” […]

Pride

by Matt Harkey

[In the following posts I want to include some personal notes on the book by Jerry Bridges, “Respectable Sins: The Truth about Anger, Jealousy, Worry, and Other Stuff We Accept.”] Proud We are talking about sins that Christians tend to tolerate in their lives. Jerry Bridges calls them “respectable sins.” Each of us may tend […]

Discontentment

by Matt Harkey

[In the following posts I want to include some personal notes on the book by Jerry Bridges, “Respectable Sins: The Truth about Anger, Jealousy, Worry, and Other Stuff We Accept.”] Discontent Have you ever heard someone say, “I hate my life?” Or maybe you’ve said it yourself. Maybe you’ve thought of your life and what’s […]

Beholding

by Matt Harkey

Here’s the third post of my notes on the book by Tony Reinke, “12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You.” Chapter Six: We become like what we like So you all know the story of Narcissus? What was Narcissus’ problem? He loved himself. As the tale goes, the goddess Nemesis put a curse on him […]

Approval

by Matt Harkey

Here is the second inclusion of lessons I’ve taught my youth group, based on the book by Tony Reinke, “12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You.” Chapter 3: We crave immediate approval As humans we crave approval. Why is this so? We will talk about this in the next segment, but let’s mention it here: […]

Distraction

by Matt Harkey

In the next few posts I want to include my notes on a few chapters out of the recently published book by Tony Reinke, “12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You.” Chapter one: We are addicted to distraction “We check our smartphones about 81,500 times each year, or once every 4.3 minutes of our waking […]

Women’s Conference

by Matt Harkey

Fear. It plays a huge role in our lives today, and many women are finding themselves pulled along by the winds of the culture because they lack biblical knowledge and have grown weary of standing against the prevailing winds of our generation. Join Heidi St. John and other women as they gather together and learn […]

From Sound Bites To Sound Doctrine

by Matt Harkey

A sound bite culture can be a dangerous world. We live in a world of sound bites and marketable slogans. Thanks to the Internet age and advancements in technology we are now able to quickly and effectively transmit information at incalculable speeds. With a mere swipe of the finger and tap of the app we […]

An Outcome of Christ’s Sacrifice

by Matt Harkey

What was the outcome of Christ’s sacrifice? Well there wasn’t just one. We could search the New Testament and find multiple results of Christ’s death on the cross. In Hebrews 9:12 we read of one, however, as the author writes: “[Christ] did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered […]

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood or Boz?

by Matt Harkey

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Boz, two programs for kids, one secular, another “Christian.” Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is a PBS Kids television series production. Boz is produced by Exclaim Entertainment, LLC, that envisions creating “high-quality Christian programming for children.” My son and I watched episodes of both programs the other day. Though I’ve seen maybe 10 episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, my […]