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Share the best things with your pastor and teachers

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "I’ve been a full-time pastor for a little over a year, and there have been times when I sat back and wondered to myself things like, “What am I even trying to accomplish here? What do I really want for this person I’m working wit…
Read More Looking Up I’ve been a full-time pastor for a little over a year, and there have been times when I sat back and wondered to myself things like, “What am I even trying to… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/share-the-best-things-with-your-pastor-and-teachers/

Develop a right view of who you are in front of God and humility comes naturally

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "Humility is a particularly tricky virtue. Those who have mastered it do not instruct in it — and those who instruct in humility are rarely worth listening to. Something just rings false in a claim like, "I'm the humblest man I kn…
Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances Humility is a particularly tricky virtue. Those who have mastered it do not instruct in it — and those who instruct in humility are… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/develop-a-right-view-of-who-you-are-in-front-of-god-and-humility-comes-naturally/

For true freedom, the Holy Spirit must live inside and guide

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "I had a government professor in college who told me something I never forgot, “Liberty is the ability to do what you should, not the freedom to do what you want.”
Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances I had a government professor in college who told me something I never forgot, “Liberty is the ability to do what you should, not the… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/for-true-freedom-the-holy-spirit-must-live-inside-and-guide/

Life isn't fair, but it can be blessed

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "Life is not fair. That’s what my mother always told me. It’s probably what your mother always told you, but the lesson never seemed to take. We always seem to expect some level of fairness out of life, and we count it a tragedy w…
Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances Life is not fair. That’s what my mother always told me. It’s probably what your mother always told you, but the lesson never… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/life-isn-t-fair-but-it-can-be-blessed/

Don't complicate your relationship with God

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "Life tends to get complicated. Schedules get busy. Relationships get strained. Nerves get frayed. Decisions bear unforeseen consequences. History holds an inevitable grip upon the future, and things that should seem black and whi…
Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances Life tends to get complicated. Schedules get busy. Relationships get strained. Nerves get frayed. Decisions bear unforeseen… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/don-t-complicate-your-relationship-with-god/

Inconvenient truths about us mean magnificent things about God

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "Rules were made to be broken — sort of. God’s standard is high. In Galatians 3, Paul builds a strong case showing how you and I have no hope of ever being good enough for God. It’s just not possible. No amount of holiness or piet…
Read More Looking Up Rules were made to be broken — sort of. God’s standard is high. In Galatians 3, Paul builds a strong case showing how you and I have no hope of ever being… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/inconvenient-truths-about-us-mean-magnificent-things-about-god/

The gospel is easy to believe, hard to live out

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "Peter, the brash and impulsive man who always had his foot in his mouth, became the superstar of the early church 10 days after Jesus left earth. The church enjoyed a 2,500 percent growth over just a few hours when Holy Spirit ca…
Read More Looking Up Peter, the brash and impulsive man who always had his foot in his mouth, became the superstar of the early church 10 days after Jesus left earth. The… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/the-gospel-is-easy-to-believe-hard-to-live-out/

The gospel is not fair

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "Have you heard about the scandal? It’s perhaps the most controversial issue of our generation. Really, of any generation. It doesn’t include Macklemore or Natalie Grant. It’s not gay marriage, or immigration or abortion. It’s com…
Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances Have you heard about the scandal? It’s perhaps the most controversial issue of our generation. Really, of any generation. It… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/the-gospel-is-not-fair/