Understanding Sacrifice

1. What do I need to sacrifice?

2. Why do I need to sacrifice it?

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​1.  Understand How Sacrifice Leads to Life
Matt 16:24-26  Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. NIV​
Mark 8:34-35  Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it  NIV
Luke 9:23-25  Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. NIV

2.   Understand How Sacrifice is “Light and Momentary”
2 Cor 4:17-18  For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!], Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting. AMP

3.   Understand What Kind of Sacrifice Pleases God:
Ps 51:16-17 For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;  A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.  NASU
Prov 15:8  The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,  But the prayer of the upright is His delight. NASU
Prov 21:3  To do righteousness and justice desired by the Lord more than sacrifice. NASU
Heb 13:15-16  Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. 16 And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. NASB
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