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Big Shot

How Can I Tell If I Am Becoming Arrogantly Self-Sufficient?

Big Shot


As we continue in the book of James, we want to look at how we can be refreshed in our Christian lives.  One way to be refreshed is by not being a “big shot”.  We often use the term “big shot” for someone who has an inflated view of themselves. George Barna did a survey and found that 92% of people feel that they are self-sufficient and 66% of those same people like to be and feel they are in control of their lives.   When you are self-sufficient and believe that you are in control of your life, you are a big shot.  When you are self-sufficient and in control of your life, you don’t need anyone or anything, including God.  But, we are not really as in control of our lives as we think we are.  So the question we want to answer in this message is, “How can I tell if I am becoming arrogantly self-sufficient?”

Scripture Reference: James 4:13-17

Speaker: Dr. Bruce Smilie

Pastor - Main Street Baptist Church