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  • "Self-Denial"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jul 9, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 5,235 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
     | 7,739 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

  • Paul's Pattern Of Self-Denial Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Sep 25, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,300 views

    In this sermon we learn that we must forsake our rights for the sake of the gospel.

    Scripture We continue our study in The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians in a series I am calling Challenges Christians Face. One of the challenges that Christians face is the issue of Christian liberty. You may recall that The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians was in fact ...read more

  • The Service Of Self-Denial Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Nov 4, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 6,515 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

  • Follow Christ In Self-Denial

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Nov 13, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,603 views

    Pentecost 15 (C) - Believers willingly follow Christ in self-denial with heavenly humility and with genuine generosity.

    FOLLOW CHRIST IN SELF-DENIAL (Outline) September 13, 2009 -- PENTECOST 15 -- Luke 14:1,7-14 INTRO: The childhood game “Follow the Leader” is a part of our daily lives. Unless we are the leader each one of us will be following a leader. Throughout our lives someone is in place as ...read more

  • "Bear The Cross Of Self Denial"

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Aug 31, 2017
     | 4,202 views

    The sermon is based on the idea of dying by denying self and considering the needs of others in order to be a true disciple of Jesus.

    “Bear the Cross by Self Denial” Matthew 16:21-28 • It was bad enough for the disciples to hear that Jesus would suffer, be rejected, and die on a cross. Now Jesus told them that they must do the same thing. The cross was an instrument of death it had no other purpose • “Cross bearing ...read more

  • Pt. 1 - Self Denial Series

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Aug 17, 2014
     | 3,094 views

    An in depth study of the demands of true discipleship.

    "Three Laws of the Discipleship" Pt. 1 -- Self Denial Matthew 16:24-28 Introduction: As I begin today's message let me say that the definition of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ has changed radically from what the Savior spoke of in this section of Matthew's Gospel. In this ...read more

  • Finding Life By Losing Life

    Contributed by Brandon Mayfield on Dec 29, 2001
    based on 75 ratings
     | 15,025 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

  • Sending "Beautiful Feet" Series

    Contributed by Andy Payne on May 15, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,314 views

    Baptist Union of New Zealand's Self Denial Appeal for their mission agency Tranzsend.

    Call to Worship: Psalm 99:3-4 Self Denial Appeal #1 Sending “Beautiful feet” INTRO: Look at your feet. Aren’t they beautiful? READ Isaiah 52:7 The messenger – says to Zion (the people of God) Not the heathen/unbelievers God promises restoration following ...read more

  • The Glorious Cross Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Jun 9, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,601 views

    Paul gives us two proper responses to the cross of Christ.

    [To receive free sermons each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] THE SYMBOL OF CHRISTIANITY [What religions/groups do these symbols represent: crescent and star, Star of David, Square and Compasses, swastika, peace, yin-yang, Ichthys, cross.] The symbol of Christianity is ...read more

  • That Word Our Flesh Hates...

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Nov 10, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 747 views

    James and John thought they were pulling a fast one. But their values were updside down.

    Passage: Matthew 20:20-28 Intro: The great thing about studying a book all the way thru is that you begin to identify recurring themes. 1. and the Bible is a book where repetition means emphasis, because it is essentially a Hebrew book. 2. ever since the Beatitudes way back in chapter 5, ...read more

  • Discipleship: 4 Essential Components Series

    Contributed by Cameron Bottema on Jul 24, 2013
     | 2,263 views

    To be a disciple of Jesus begins with a "desire" to follow Him. Here at 4 essential components of discipleship explained.

    Introduction: Pastor Randy Leckliter tells the story of a man who got lost in the desert. After wandering around for a long time, suffering from a severely parched throat, he spotted a little shack in the distance. He made his way over to the shack and found a water pump with a small jug of water ...read more

  • The Meaning Of Discipleship Series

    Contributed by David Baeder on May 8, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,659 views

    Lesson one in a 15 lesson series on discipleship.

    Discipleship The Meaning of Discipleship Sunday, April 11, 2010 am Reading: Mark 8:34-38 Introduction: This morning, we’re beginning a new adventure. We’re starting a new sermon series on discipleship. I’m afraid that “discipleship” is a term that most of us ...read more

  • Go The First Ten Feet

    Contributed by Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Apr 8, 2017
     | 1,664 views

    Self-denial is to be lifted with Jesus—and the first ten feet of his ascent is on the Cross. You cannot reach for Jesus without letting go of the things you’re holding onto. Make it your passion to go the first ten feet with Jesus.

    "When I am lifted-up," Jesus said, "I will draw all people to myself." And just in case you are tempted to interpret this up-lifted status to mean something glitzy, John sticks in a little commentary in verse 33 to make clear that the "lifting up" Jesus had in mind was the cross. Ultimately Jesus ...read more

  • (Section 2) Obstacles Of Worship Series

    Contributed by Luther Sexton on Aug 4, 2018
     | 297 views

    What it will take to make it.

    IX. OBSTACLES Worship is not an option, it is an obligation; it is not a luxury, it is a necessity. The one thing that the church can do that no other assembly can do is to worship God and glorify Him. A. Human nature being what it is, we do not naturally want to seek after God and ...read more