Denying Self or Denying Jesus?

Luke 9:23 ESV “And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’” When Jesus Christ died on that cross for our sins it was so that we would be delivered from our slavery (addiction, bondage) to sin and so we … Continue reading Denying Self or Denying Jesus?

Emptying Ourselves of Ourselves

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in … Continue reading Emptying Ourselves of Ourselves

I Press on Toward the Goal

Philippians 3:7-11 ESV “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may … Continue reading I Press on Toward the Goal

Dying to the Self-Life

1 Peter 2:18-20 ESV “Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, … Continue reading Dying to the Self-Life