As Christ struggled up Calvary's hill and bled upon it, His aim was to eradicate self-love and implant the love of God in the hearts of men. One can only increase as the other decreases.
Topics: The Cross Source: The Shadow of the Cross - Studies in Self-Denial
Nothing leads to self-repudiation so much as spiritual meditation on the corruption and wickedness of your heart. If your soul has grasped human depravity you have been forced to deny yourself... No man can conclude in his heart, 'in me dwelleth no good thing' (Romans 7:18) and then continue to live for himself.
Topics: The Heart Source: The Shadow of the Cross - Studies in Self-Denial
There are no easy steps to witnessing! No painless, unembarrassing methods! You must bring men to see that they are filthy sinners under the wrath of God who must flee to Christ for mercy. That is offensive. And there is no way to coat it with honey.
Topics: Witnessing Source: The Shadow of the Cross - Studies in Self-Denial