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John Mark Comer and others from Bridgetown Church. In Portland as it is in Heaven. All teachings are available to stream and download at bridgetown.church.

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The Tyranny of Living for the Approval of Others


From the series, “Gospel of Matthew.” So many of us live under the suffocating weight of the approval (or disapproval) of other people. Draining our already-low energy reserves in an attempt to look good, rather than be good. Jesus tackles this head on, calling his apprentices to a life of self-forgetful service of the needy, simply for the reward of our Father’s pleasure.