Surrender and Self-Sacrifice Introduction As mentioned in the last study and as seen in the life of Christ, servanthood is ultimately the outcome of one who, having first surrendered himself to God, is able to give himself sacrificially for God and others. This element of surrender is seen in the single-minded devotion of the Jesus who came to do the will of the One who sent Him and to complete His work John 4:
Email Our lives of service and sacrifice are the most appropriate expressions of our commitment to serve the Master and our fellowmen. It was prefigured by the animal sacrifices prescribed by the law of Moses. Jesus Christ endured incomprehensible suffering to make Himself a sacrifice for the sins of all.
That sacrifice offered the ultimate good—the pure Lamb without blemish—for the ultimate measure of evil—the sins of the entire world.
His precious blood he freely spilt; His life he freely gave, A sinless sacrifice for guilt, A dying world to save. The incomprehensible suffering of Jesus Christ ended sacrifice by the shedding of blood, but it did not end the importance of sacrifice in the gospel plan.
He also commands each of us to love and serve one another—in effect, to offer a small imitation of His own sacrifice by making sacrifices of our own time and selfish priorities. The Christian faith has a history of sacrifice, including the ultimate sacrifice. In the early years of the Christian era, Rome martyred thousands for their faith in Jesus Christ.
In later centuries, as doctrinal controversies divided Christians, some groups persecuted and even put to death the members of other groups. Christians killed by other Christians are the most tragic martyrs of the Christian faith.
Many Christians have voluntarily given sacrifices motivated by faith in Christ and the desire to serve Him. Some have chosen to devote their entire adult lives to the service of the Master.
This noble group includes those in the religious orders of the Catholic Church and those who have given lifelong service as Christian missionaries in various Protestant faiths. Their examples are challenging and inspiring, but most believers in Christ are neither expected nor able to devote their entire lives to religious service.
For most followers of Christ, our sacrifices involve what we can do on a day-to-day basis in our ordinary personal lives. In that experience I know of no group whose members make more sacrifices than Latter-day Saints.
Their sacrifices—your sacrifices, my brothers and sisters—stand in contrast to the familiar worldly quests for personal fulfillment.
My first examples are our Mormon pioneers. Their epic sacrifices of lives, family relationships, homes, and comforts are at the foundation of the restored gospel. Sarah Rich spoke for what motivated these pioneers when she described her husband, Charles, being called away on a mission: Hinckley why it did not contain any representation of the cross, the most common symbol of the Christian faith.
As a result, the lay members who are called to lead and serve our congregations must carry the whole load of our numerous Church meetings, programs, and activities.
They do this in more than 14, congregations just in the United States and Canada. Of course, we are not unique in having lay members of our congregations serve as teachers and lay leaders.The True Meaning of Sacrifice 10/1/ Author: Ron Bevan.
This item was originally printed in the Draper City Journal and updated for this publication by Ron Bevan, Sports Journalist with the Draper City Journal.
The wearing of names on the back of uniforms is nothing new. It began as a way of identifying a favored player from the cheap seats. "Baseball is the only place in life where a sacrifice is really appreciated." - Anonymous The exact nature of the sacrifice has varied over time. For most of baseball history the sacrifice has followed essentially the current rule: a sacrifice was awarded only on a bunt that was not an obvious.
According to me the sacrifice which was given by my mother after I came to this world is one of the best examples of sacrifice.
My mother is basically a software engineer and was working with a very good company before she became pregnant with me. b. To decide or announce that (a planned or scheduled event) will not take place, especially with no intention of holding it at a later time: cancel a picnic; cancel a soccer game.
The war required everyone to make sacrifices.. No sacrifice is too great when it comes to her children.. He made many personal sacrifices to provide help to the city's homeless people..
The war required much sacrifice from everyone..
a place where priests performed human sacrifices in ancient rituals. The villagers hoped the gods would accept their sacrifice.. The goat was offered as a sacrifice.
To sacrifice is to give up something valuable or precious, often with the intent of accomplishing a greater purpose or goal. Sacrifice has always been a part of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
It is a reminder of the great atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ for all who have lived or will live on earth.