Win by losing…live by dying.
Luke 9:23-25
This text is how one is redeemed, saved , born again .
Coming after Jesus involves self denial.
The gospel is a call for self denial not a call for self fulfillment.
This puts the true gospel in opposition to the contemporary evangelical gospel , which is a gospel of self fulfillment.
That gospel says Jesus wants you to feel better about yourself, elevate your self image and put an end to your negative thinking!
Following Christ isn’t about exalting phil…but slaying phil.
It’s death of self, take up my cross and follow him.
A gospel that preaches self promotion , self fulfillment and centers on you , is a false gospel .
Luk 9:23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
Luk 9:24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
Luk 9:25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
Bottom line…if your not willing to deny your self….you can’t follow Jesus. Not my words..but His.

Win by losing…live by dying