Posts tagged with ‘Self Denial’

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9/9/16 WE DO WRONG WHEN WE FAIL TO DO RIGHT

by Barry Lovett
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“Everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man.” Matthew 7:26. What are you doing to stay healthy? Notice that I didn’t ask what do you know about good health. There’s a big difference. Let’s apply this to another area of life. What are we doing […]

7/1/16 REPLACE SELF-CENTEREDNESS WITH CHRIST-CENTEREDNESS

by Barry Lovett
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“Love…does not seek its own.” I Corinthians 13:4-5. Self-centeredness is a universal human problem.  King Hezekiah did many good things for his country, but near the end of his life he developed a self-centered attitude.  After he unwisely made a treaty with the Babylonians, the prophet Isaiah said that his descendants would be conquered and […]

6/17/16 THE MORE WE SERVE CHRIST, THE LESS WE WILL SERVE SELF

by Barry Lovett
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“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them.  Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.” Matthew 6:1. Jesus desires for us to live with an unrelenting, selfless devotion to Him.  The Bible calls us to good deeds and holy living, but these are […]

4/1/116 TO PLEASE THE LORD, STAY UNTANGLED FROM THE WORLD

by Barry Lovett
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“No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life.” II Timothy 2:4. There are many attractive things in our world that are so easy to get entangled with – hobbies, sports, TV, computer games. Facebook. These may start off as “refueling” activities, but later they can take up so much of […]