Jesus said, "“If anyone desires to come after Me [as my disciple], let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me . For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it" (Luke 9:23-24). Can a person be a Christian and go to heaven without denying himself? It doesn't seem so: "whoever desires to save his life will lose it." But we're called to something nobler and more blessed than merely getting to heaven by the skin of our teeth. So I ask God daily to show me ways to deny myself and to give me courage to do it. The life of the disciple is one of self denial. We lose nothing by denying ourselves; rather we gain all. Repeatedly Jesus tells us that whatever we lose for His sake, we get back in abundance.
All for Jesus, Richard
July 6th Red Cross Blood Drove 2-7pm
July 8 Anthony Parker: God's canvas is big! From AL & Ackland to Africa, Asia & back again!
July 15 Phillip Bradley: Growing Greener Pastures... right where you are!
In-person gathering for worship only resumed Sunday, May 17.
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