Denying Oneself for the Sake of the Cross: Growing in Self-Control – October 21, 2012

Nov 21, 2012   •     •  
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Scripture – Matthew 16:24-28

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me herunterladen. 25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. 26 What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done. 28 I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”


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Reflections for this week’s sermon:

  • In what ways do we resist surrendering control of our lives to God?
  • In what ways can we grow by submitting our will to God?
  • How do our priorities reflect our willingness to be changed by God?


    2 Corinthians

    24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus spider solitaire kostenlos ohne.

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