Dying to Self

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In this particular post we are looking at an element of Christian discipleship that ties us all together. We must learn to die to self to be faithful. There can be no obedience unless we choose to carry our cross to a place of death.

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.”

Galatians 5:24

But what does that look like? How can I know that I’m really doing this?

 

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By no means is this list exhaustive. That is good. The principle has room to fit all areas of your life, and the core idea of self-renunciation becomes the way your spirit operates. We deny ourselves so real life can begin.

There can be no resurrection power unless there is crucifixion weakness. We go to the cross daily and find our life.

“This is a trustworthy saying:

If we die with him,
    we will also live with him.”

2 Timothy 2:11

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About Pastor Bryan Lowe

A repentant rascal with definite issues, but who is seeking to be authentic in his faith to Jesus Christ. An avid reader and a hopeful writer. Husband and father. A pastor and Bible teacher. A brain tumor survivor. Diagnosed with clinical depression, epilepsy, and now disabled. Enjoys life, such as it is, in Alaska.
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5 Responses to Dying to Self

  1. jessop says:

    o to be of no reputation. conviction galore thank Father God for His AMAZING Son Our Savior. Your site makes me uncomfortable at times, very encouraged to be aware of you much grace and peace brother.

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  2. Ms. Nothing says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow!
    This post shows me how human I am yet. How much still in I am in my flesh. All of the words of the post are factual for sure. The one thing that I find on the list that is most difficult or maybe I’ve not relinquished it to the Lord, is the ability to be silent regarding the abuses of government. It hard to watch innocent people get trampled upon and abused by the rich or those in power and not speak up. What a wretch am I.

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  3. what i meant to ask is how can i not do these things…like for example…when i am forgotten and neglected (which is almost every day of my life) i do feel sad and disconnent…so what i meant to say is i cannot do any of the “dying to self” not really…Lord forgive me….I am so broken….

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  4. no wonder i am always sad….i haven’t been able to do any of these things…but how can we do these things and love ourselves?…how can we do these things and regard ourselves as sons and daughters of the King? how can I do these things and still know that Jesus calls me beloved?

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  5. no wonder i am always sad….i haven’t been able to do any of these things…but how can we do these things and love ourselves?…how can we do these things and regard ourselves as sons and daughters of the King? how can I do these things and still know that Jesus calls me beloved?

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