Viva la Revolution #2 - Deny yourself
Be radical and unexpected.
Jesus is the Revolutionary King who suffers and dies in the place of sinners. He did the unexpected. What does it mean to follow Jesus? Doing the unexpected. Jesus says, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Denying yourself is radical and unexpected.
Our culture, teachers and hearts tell us to look out for ‘Numero Uno’ - but Jesus says to deny yourself. Part of denying yourself will be denying the pleasures of this world and giving up the world and its desires (Mark 8:36-37). Denying yourself is putting Jesus first. Denying yourself is putting the needs of others ahead of your own. Denying yourself is loving Jesus more than yourself and loving Jesus more than the world.
Wanna “Live the Revolution”??? Then deny yourself.
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