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Self-Denial


1. Christ set an example of. Mt 4:8-10; 8:20; Joh 6:38; Ro 15:3; Php 2:6-8.

2. A test of devotedness to Christ. Mt 10:37,38; Lu 9:23,24.

3. Necessary

a. In following Christ. Lu 14:27-33.

b. In the warfare of saints. 2Ti 2:4.

c. To the triumph of saints. 1Co 9:25-27.

4. Ministers especially called to exercise. 2Co 6:4,5.

5. Should be exercised in

a. Denying ungodliness and worldly lusts. Ro 6:12; Tit 2:12.

b. Controlling the appetite. Pr 23:2.

c. Abstaining from fleshly lusts. 1Pe 2:11.

d. No longer living to lusts of men. 1Pe 4:2.

e. Mortifying sinful lusts. Mr 9:43; Col 3:5.

f. Mortifying deeds of the body. Ro 8:13.

g. Not pleasing ourselves. Ro 15:1-3.

h. Not seeking out own profit. 1Co 10:24,33; 13:5; Php 2:4.

i. Preferring the profit of others. Ro 14:20,21; 1Co 10:24,33.

j. Assisting others. Lu 3:11.

k. Even lawful things. 1Co 10:23.

l. Forsaking all. Lu 14:33.

m. Taking up the cross and following Christ. Mt 10:38; 16:24.

n. Crucifying the flesh. Ga 5:24.

o. Being crucified with Christ. Ro 6:6.

p. Being crucified to the world. Ga 6:14.

q. Putting off the old man which is corrupt. Eph 4:22; Col 3:9.

r. Preferring Christ to all earthly relations. Mt 8:21,22; Lu 14:26.

6. Becomes strangers and pilgrims. Heb 11:13-15; 1Pe 2:11.

7. Danger of neglecting. Mt 16:25,26; 1Co 9:27.

8. Reward of. Mt 19:28,29; Ro 8:13.

9. Happy result. 2Pe 1:4.

10. Exemplified

a. Abraham. Ge 13:9; Heb 11:8,9.

b. Widow of Zarephath. 1Ki 17:12-15.

c. Esther. Es 4:16.

d. Rechabites. Jer 35:6,7.

e. Daniel. Da 1:8-16.

f. Apostles. Mt 19:27.

g. Simon, Andrew, James, and John. Mr 1:16-20.

h. Poor Widow. Lu 21:4.

i. The Christians. Ac 2:45; 4:34.

j. Barnabas. Ac 4:36,37.

k. Paul. Ac 20:24; 1Co 9:19,27.

l. Moses. Heb 11:24,25.