Dear Saddleback Family,
One type ofcrazymaker that can wreak havoc in your life is the spiritual crazymaker.
Spiritual crazymakers use God, the Bible, and religion as tools to get their own way and control others. Hiding behind spiritual sounding phrases, or even Bible verses, these crazymakers can be petty, mean, and very manipulative. But they claim to do all their craziness “in the name of God,” so if you challenge them, they make it seem like you’re opposing God, or are unspiritual. Spiritual crazymakers are particularly hard to deal with!
In his helpful book Toxic Faith, Dr. Steve Arterburn exposes the methods of spiritual crazymakers and explains how to counteract them. Of course, Steve is well known as the founder of New Life Ministries and host of a daily radio program by the same name. So I have invited Dr. Arterburn to teach Part 8 of “You Make Me Crazy” this weekend!
Now this is important:
I’m certain that you know people who have been burned by religion, hurt by unloving Christians, or damaged by a painful church experience. THIS IS THE WEEK FOR YOU TO INVITE THEM TO CHURCH! God could use your invitation to turn a friend’s life around and bring them back to faith! Please bring them with you this weekend.
If you missed last week’s message “Escaping the People Pleaser Trap” watch it by clicking here.
Also, if haven’t taken Class 201: The Key Habits for Spiritual Growth, I urge you to take our summer edition class this week. Childcare is available! Click here to learn more.
I love you, and thank God for you.