My self-esteem, good or bad, cannot sustain me. It’s a toothpick house in a tornado.
If you're burned out, don't keep going.
When teaching or reading Genesis 1, we should focus on the sovereignty of God in creation and how important mankind is to him and to the flourishing of the world.
Acts 2:42-47. A bunch of normal folks, like you and me, praying, eating, and worshiping together. It’s not much different than my church’s community groups that meet around the Dallas/Fort Worth area together. It’s a relief, a needed calm. And yet it isn’t calm at all . . .
What you do with that conviction is the difference between arrogance and humility, immaturity and maturity.
Revelation is very much a capstone to the Bible’s unified storyline, not a freaky add-on to the end.