Deny Yourself

Luke 9:23-25

It’s the first step to following Jesus… BUT IT DOESN’T END THERE

“Let us measure ourselves by our Master, and not by our fellow servants, then pride will be impossible.”

Charles Spurgeon

“God opposes the proud” (James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5)
Who did Jesus oppose?

Jesus says “DENY yourself”

He used this word later at another time.

  • To affirm that one has no acquaintance or connection with someone

Humility says…

  • God is more important, other people are more important
  • I need God and I need other other people

Matthew 20:25-28

Jesus was the embodiment of humility
And as His followers, we should be too.

Matthew 23:12

There is power in humility.