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Denial of Self- The Call of Discipleship

In a day in which we are urged to pamper ourselves, the biblical message is to do the opposite. Self denial through the power of the Holy Spirit is the means by which the believer may remain devoted to Christ. We are to be transformed (replacing self) and live a life worthy of our position in Him. - Dr. Dennis Dieringer The Bible can be described as a mirror, as it can easily reflect what we are like.

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What is Truth?

The Roman Governor was moments away from sentencing Truth itself, who had come in the flesh to dwell with human beings. And this haunting question echoes down the corridors of history, and grows louder even now. For we live in a culture that tolerates all truth except for the idea that there is such a thing as Truth. And yet, what must deniers imply by rejecting truth? That is, to deny truth, one must say that its true that truth doesn’t exist.

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Blessed Lord, who caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and the comfort of your Holy Word we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (From the Book of Common Prayer)

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A classic Pelagian sentiment: God helps those who help themselves.

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made human.

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⳩ Follower of Christ, Mdiv Student, Husband & Dad, Discipleship Pastor @TBAchurch. Middle-Earth Narnian Walking in the Wood Between the Worlds. Solus Christus. Byzantine Baptist. ⳩

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