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Losing Our Lives for the Sake of Christ

The secret to experiencing Christ’s life is selflessness and complete surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. John 12:25 says, “He that loveth his life shall lose it.” In contrast, “He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it” (Matthew 10:39).

This begins with the realization of personal depravity. Man is born with a natural, fallen disposition. But through brokenness and humility, the heart becomes eligible to receive grace’s provision for victorious living. Psalm 51:17 says, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” Continual death to the desires and cravings of the flesh ushers in the desire to please the Father: “I have been crucified with Christ – (in Him) I have shared His crucifixion; it is no longer I who live, but Christ, the Messiah, lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith – by adherence to and reliance on and (complete) trust – in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me” (Galatians 2:20, Amplified).

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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