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  • "Self-Denial"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jul 9, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 5,582 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

  • Freedom Through Self-Denial

    Contributed by Norayr Hajian on Apr 1, 2008
    based on 18 ratings
     | 7,991 views

    On the one hand, Jesus says "deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me." On the other hand Jesus says "I have come that they may have life and have it to the full." The message explains how is self-denial is a life "to the fullest".

    Today we’re going to look at a topic that is very personal. The scripture is from Luke 9:23 “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Just hearing these words is difficult. Putting them into practice seems utterly hopeless, unrealistic. ...read more

  • The Service Of Self-Denial Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Nov 4, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 6,972 views

    We cannot ’serve’ God until we learn to deny ourselves!

    Date Written: November 4, 2006 Date Preached: November 5, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (AM) Sermon Details: Sermon Series: Living a Life of Service Sermon Title: The Service of Self-Denial Sermon Text: Rom 12:1-2; Mark 8:34-38 Introduction: For the past several weeks I have been ...read more

  • Finding Life By Losing Life

    Contributed by Brandon Mayfield on Dec 29, 2001
    based on 75 ratings
     | 15,506 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
     | 1,905 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

  • Sometimes We Think We Know Better Than The Lord

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 18, 2009
    based on 49 ratings
     | 15,923 views

    A sermon on the Cross-centered life.

    Mark 8:31-38 “Sometimes We Think WE Know Better Than The Lord” by: Rev. Ken Sauer, Pastor of Grace UMC, Soddy Daisy, TN www.graceumcsd.org History is filled with examples of women and men who, by throwing away their lives, gained life eternal. Late in the 4th Century there was a ...read more

  • Help! I Don’t Want To Be Humble Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Jun 29, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,925 views

    God strengthens us with everything we need for God-glorifying and self-satisfying humility.

    Scripture Introduction Our church in Chicago participated in a prison ministry. One week the director of the work sent out an email with this last line: “And remember (as we say in Texas) don’t squat with your spurs on.” That is “practical” knowledge—a fact which quickly pays a dividend. ...read more

  • The Love Of "Self"

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Apr 8, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,871 views

    In this message, we discuss Self-Craving; Self-Indulgence; Self-Pity; and Self-Denial.

    Right before Israel and Judah fell to the Assyrians and Babylonians, God called several prophets to warm the people that devastation would soon follow and to encourage them to repent. As these prophets recorded these events, they paid particular attention to the peoples’ attitude, no doubt ...read more

  • The Abrogation Of Self

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jun 6, 2010
    based on 20 ratings
     | 12,560 views

    There is a marked difference between a believer and a disciple, between being a Spirit-sealed Christian and a Spirit-filled Christian. The distinguishing mark of the disciple, the Spirit-filled Christian, and the soldier of the Kingdom is the abrogation o

    The Abrogation of Self 2 Timothy 2:1-5 Luke 14:26 Introduction: There is a marked difference between a believer and a disciple, between being a Spirit-sealed Christian and a Spirit-filled Christian. There is likewise considerable difference between being a citizen of Heaven and being a soldier ...read more

  • The Truth About Discipleship

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Mar 27, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,171 views

    Jesus wants us to know the truth about being one of His disciples. He wants all of us to count the cost, so in vs. 24 the Lord tells us three things we must do.

    The Truth about Discipleship Matthew 16:20-25 Sermon by Rick Crandall McClendon Baptist Church - March 22, 2009 *I read about a little boy who was trying to memorize some Scripture. He accidentally got two verses jumbled together. It came out this way: “A lie is an abomination unto the Lord. ...read more

  • Obeying God

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Mar 20, 2013
    based on 19 ratings
     | 12,995 views

    When I finished college I rejoiced, thinking that at last I would be free of tests - that I would never have to take another. But I discovered that I was just starting a time of testing. In every stage of life there are tests... (Powerpoints - #154

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (The Powerpoints used with this message are ...read more

  • The Character Of Caleb

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Nov 13, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 14,140 views

    The scripture says Caleb had a unique spirit... this sermon explores that spirit.

    The Character of Caleb Numbers 14:24 "But my servant Caleb because he had another spirit with him, followed me fully, him will I bring into the land he went to and his descendents shall inherit it" Imperfections have distinguished some of the most eminent servants of God as shown in the ...read more

  • The Focus Of A True Faith

    Contributed by Gerald Steffy on Oct 4, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,349 views

    The focus of a true faith is centered in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

    THE FOCUS OF A TRUE FAITH—Colossians 2:16-23 Proposition: The focus of a true faith is centered in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Objective: My purpose is to challenge God’s people to put all their focus on Jesus Christ and to turn aside to other false teachings. INTRODUCTION: ...read more

  • Wisdom For Successful Living Series

    Contributed by Curtis Rowe on Aug 4, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,139 views

    Disciplines which contribute to Godly success.

    Wisdom for Successful Living Jeremiah 35 The Rechabites were descendents of Moses father-in-law Jethro. They were God-fearing people with a strong testimony in Israel. As we saw last week, the newly anointed king Jehu chose Jonadab the son of Rechab to ride with him in his chariot as he ...read more

  • The Gift Of Giving Up

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 6, 2003
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,219 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