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  • "Self-Denial"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jul 9, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 5,430 views

    Self-Denial means freedom to follow Christ.

    Luke 9:23-25 “Self-Denial” By: Kenneth Emerson Sauer Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA www.parkvieew-umc.org Self-Denial is not something that we talk a whole lot about these days, but I am convinced that it is the key—not only to our eternal salvation—but also ...read more

  • Finding Life By Losing Life

    Contributed by Brandon Mayfield on Dec 29, 2001
    based on 75 ratings
     | 15,324 views

    This sermon discusses the meaning of Self-Denial

    Finding Life By Losing Life In one point of the recent movie, “A Knights Tale”, Sir Orrick travels to Paris to compete in the Jousting Tournament. In case you are wondering, Jousting was a medieval game where two knights rode on a horse with a lance trying to hit the other knight. And the ...read more

  • "Got To Choose"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 11, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,872 views

    A sermon about self-denial, taking up the Cross and following Jesus.

    Mark 8:31-38 “Got to Choose” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA www.parkview-umc.org Each week my friend John LeGault from First United Methodist Church sends me his sermon and I send him mine, via the email. We read one another’s ...read more

  • Pride - The Greatest Sin

    Contributed by Matthew Oliver on Jun 20, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,389 views

    Many of the failures of todays world to enact the gospel are the result of human pride. Only by God’s grace through self-denial can we hope to overcome

    20 June 2002 Evening Prayer St John the Evangelist Cold Lake Psalm 85 1 Samuel 2:27-36 Matthew 18:10-20 An anonymous man of God prophesies to Eli about his fate and the fate of his sons for their failure to follow God – you see Eli’s Sons are taking more than their share of the sacrifice ...read more

  • The Gift Of Giving Up

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 6, 2003
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,153 views

    Abram’s faith and selflessness in dealing with Lot is an example to us when it comes to giving to God. This was Self-Denial Sunday for an offering given to missions.

    The Gift of Giving Up – Genesis 13:1-18 In August 1994, a Korean air jet skidded across a rain-soaked runway and rammed into a safety barricade in Cheju, Korea. All 160 passengers escaped to safety, just moments before the plane exploded into flames. So what caused this near tragedy? According ...read more

  • The Cost Of Discipleship

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Sep 14, 2003
    based on 324 ratings
     | 43,159 views

    The Text is the Gospel Reading for Common Lectionary, Year B, the theme is characteristics of a Disciple as seen in this text.

    THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP—MARK 8:27-38 --by R. David Reynolds Billy Graham has said, “Salvation is free, but discipleship costs everything we have” [--Edythe Draper, Drapers Book of Quotations for the Christian World (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1992)]. In our text this morning ...read more

  • The Cross You Carry Series

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Mar 10, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 5,124 views

    Whoever desires to come after me (1)let him deny himself, (2)take up his cross, and (3)follow me.

    The Cross You Carry (Mk.15:16-22; Mk.8:34) During Lent we come face to face with the cross Christ died upon to save us from our sins. I preach about it, we read Scripture describing it, hymns we sing talk about it; each Sunday morning we face it ...read more

  • Grace And The Gospel

    Contributed by Greg Adams on Jul 30, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,573 views

    The importance of preaching a gospel that does not leave men in their sins and uncommitted to Jesus.

    Grace and the Gospel We must be careful not to preach a gospel that leaves men in their sins and uncommitted to Jesus Christ. The Son of God made unmistakably clear the absolute necessity of repentance (Matt. 18:8,9 and Mark 1:14&15) and self denial (Luke 9:23-26) if we would have to do with ...read more

  • Servanthood In Discipleship Series

    Contributed by Daniel Dennison on Jul 22, 2003
    based on 68 ratings
     | 8,741 views

    This is the 6th sermon in a series of 8 on discipleship. This sermon describes the important roleof servanthood in discipleship.

    31"When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit on His throne in heavenly glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the sheep on His right ...read more

  • Casual Faith Or Committed Faith?

    Contributed by Travis Johnson on Mar 18, 2006
    based on 129 ratings
     | 16,955 views

    What is the secret to real Christian living? Not how much you know; great leadership ability; personal charisma; or even a winning, positive attitude. The real key to Christian living is summed up in 2 words: FOLLOW ME.

    CASUAL FAITH OR COMMITTED FAITH? Mark 8:34, If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself & take up his cross & follow me. Intro: I saw a cartoon that showed a church building with a billboard in front that said: "The LITE CHURCH: 24% fewer commitments, home of the 71/2% tithe, ...read more

  • Submission Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Jul 15, 2001
    based on 55 ratings
     | 1,955 views

    A series of sermons from Richard Foster’s book "Celebration of Discipline." A top 10 book for any Christian!

    CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE: SUBMISSION MARK 8:34 INTRODUCTION The purpose of any spiritual discipline is freedom. The discipline is a tool to aid us in our spiritual lives. Each discipline has value only when we keep God in perspective… and each discipline brings freedom. I want to ...read more

  • No Gain Without Pain

    Contributed by John Beach on Aug 30, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 8,926 views

    There’s no Get without Give, no Gain without Pain

    “THERE’S NO GET WITHOUT GIVE AND NO GAIN WITHOUT PAIN” (Mat. 16:24-28) 3/31/2005 The words that Jesus spoke here and that Matthew recorded for us…strikes a Death Blow to the current trend of modern day contemporary Christianity. So much of our modern day Christianity is bent on a ...read more

  • Discipleship & Holiness (2)

    Contributed by Darin Gary on Jan 27, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,005 views

    2nd part to two-part series of DISCIPLESHIP & HOLINESS

    Discipleship & Holiness (#2) (Matthew 16:21-26) We left off by looking at the requirement to become a true disciple of Jesus…And that begins with a decision. It is to be an informed decision based upon the recognition of Jesus’ identity. It is to be an individual decision based upon the ...read more

  • Living In The Shadow Of The Cross

    Contributed by Mark Beaird on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 124 ratings
     | 9,232 views

    I still believe that the message of the cross is still as powerful and compelling as it has ever been. Look with me at the characteristics of the message of the cross.

    LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS © 2000 Mark Beaird Text: Mark 8:34-38  Billy Graham wrote in Decision magazine, “I find that I can preach on any subject other than the cross, and it does not seem as offensive to people as the cross does. I can preach on doing good works, on ...read more

  • The Reliable Resurrection

    Contributed by Micah Fries on Apr 16, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,105 views

    A sermon describing why Jesus’ resurrection must be trusted by believers and why it can be trusted by non-believers.

    Introduction: A Sunday School teacher asked her class to write one sentence each on "What Easter Means to Me." One pupil wrote: "Egg salad sandwiches for the next two weeks!"... For each of us Easter carries a different meaning. Yet in all reality Easter is simply about the resurrection of ...read more