What is Self-Denial, and Why Is It Important?
- The Grounds for Self-Denial
- The Pattern of Self-Denial
- The Reason for Self-Denial
- The Measure of Self-Denial
- The Principle of Self-Denial
What Does Self-Denial Look Like in Practice?
- A Negative Example
- The Sabbath
- Prayer Meetings
- Complaining and Contentment
- Look to Christ as Your Forerunner
- Draw Strength from Your Union with Christ
- Regard Self-Denial as the Path to True Blessing
RYAN M. MCGRAW is pastor of First Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Sunnyvale, California; research associate, University of the Free State; and adjunct professor of systematic theology, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
"‘Deny yourself.’ This is one of the hardest biblical commands for Christians to implement practically. Our selfish sinful nature wants and wants even more. Ryan McGraw’s pamphlet is a powerful call to the twenty-first-century church to be more like Jesus and less like the world; to be transformed by the Spirit rather than conformed to the world. We need this exhortation today, and I’m glad to commend this pamphlet for issuing that call.” — Daniel R. Hyde, pastor, Oceanside United Reformed Church, Carlsbad, California