Self-Denial And The Cross
One Hope One Boast Conference – Day 2 Session 3
This life makes it easy for us to look out for our well-being and to consider ourselves first. However, that is contrary to the gospel of Christ crucified. Biblically we are called to self-denial and to go last instead of first in order that we might love well. Jeremy gives clarity to this subject with passion.
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Self-denial and the Cross
TRUE GOSPEL ONLY PATH TO SELF-DENIAL
THE TRUE GOSPEL IS THE ONLY PATH TO SELF-DENIAL
“He is no fool who gives up what he can not save, to gain that which he can not lose” Jim Elliot
- Are we embracing self-denial or are we just plain in denial?
- The insanity of the human soul is our relentless attempt to preserve a reputation, and our short frail life.
- In short, we resist applying the cross daily to Gods process of changing us. Jesus calls this ‘mans interests’.
- Mark 8:31-38
CAN'T BE FIRST WHEN FELLOWSHIPPING IN THE BODY
THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF CHOOSING TO BE “FIRST” WHILE YOU FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHERS IN THE GOSPEL
- Mark 9:30-37
- Mark 10:23-31
CHOOSING LAST WHEN FELLOWSHIPPING IN THE BODY
THE POSSIBILITY OF CHOOSING TO BE “LAST” WHILE YOU FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHERS IN THE GOSPEL
- Philippians 2:3-5
- James 3:13-18
- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
- 1 Corinthians 16:8-9,13,14
TRUE EXCHANGE OF HUMILITY AMONG BELIEVERS
A TRUE EXCHANGE OF HUMILITY AMONG BELIEVERS
- Taking up our cross daily is how we display loves way of ambition in the gospel, a true exchange of humility among believers. This is how we display a vibrant witness to unbelievers. They are provided with a stark contrast to the interests of man in this present evil age.
- John 13:31-35
- Embracing this ‘cross-cess’ is all about perceiving God’s righteousness. It is a continual laying aside of self-righteousness and any boast we may seem to be worthy of. In essence what we might consider assets, and credentials in the temporal suddenly become liabilities. Whatever would hinder a growing revelation in the rich knowledge of Jesus is considered your worst enemy. This is our anti-boast.
- Philippians 3:1-4:3
COMPLETE LIST OF CONFERENCE SESSIONS
ONE HOPE – DAY 1
ONE BOAST – DAY 2