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SURRENDER AND SELF DENIAL

Romans 12:1“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters,] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”

 

Job 11:13“If you direct your heart rightly, you will stretch out your hands toward him.”

Romans 6:13“No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and present your members to God as instruments of righteousness.”

 

Matthew 16:24-25 “Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.”

 

Mark 8:35“For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel,] will save it.”

 

Luke 5:27-28“After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up, left everything, and followed him.”

 

Mark 9:43“If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.”

 

Galatians 5:16 “Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh.”

 

Matthew 19:21“Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”

 

Matthew 19:29“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and will inherit eternal life.”

 

2 Timothy 2:21 “All who cleanse themselves of the things I have mentioned will become special utensils, dedicated and useful to the owner of the house, ready for every good work.”

 

James 4:7“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

 

1 Peter 4:2“so as to live for the rest of your earthly life no longer by human desires but by the will of God.”

Genesis 39:7-10 “And after a time his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Lie with me.” But he refused and said to his master's wife, “Look, with me here, my master has no concern about anything in the house, and he has put everything that he has in my hand. He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except yourself, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” And although she spoke to Joseph day after day, he would not consent to lie beside her or to be with her.”

 

Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.”

 

Proverbs 5:20“Why should you be intoxicated, my son, by another woman and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?”

 

Mark 10:28“Peter began to say to him, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.”