Biblical Christianity / Following Christ

Following the living, resurrected Jesus Christ (biblical Christianity / Jesus’ command to: “Follow Me.”) is about:
Self-surrender, not self-assertion;
Self-control, not self-fulfillment;
Self-denial, not self-righteousness;
Self-restraint, not self-indulgence;
Self-discipline, not self-destruction;
Self-sacrifice, not self-importance;
Self-effacement, not self-promotion;
Self-regulation, not self-interest;
Self-mastery, not self-justification.

To quote Jesus:  “Deny yourself, take up your cross (your execution), and follow Me.”

(See also:  The “Forgive Yourself” Myth.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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