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    More recently, I have observed other-centered self-denial in volunteers going out and offering spiritual and material support to people experiencing homelessness. https://www.ourcalling.org/
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    I have witnessed other-centered self-denial in first-responders who risk life and limb to search for and rescue people in peril.
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    The cross of Christ is a symbol of other-centered self-denial (Mark 8:34). In what ways have you experienced other-centered self-denial in your everyday life?
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    Do you learn from your mistakes? That is circumstantial sanctification. Sanctification is a process for us all.
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    Sanctification is a process for all of us.
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    “… by his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5b, NIV). It’s both, TB.
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    The cross of Christ symbolizes healing (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24).
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    The commands of God, TB, reveal God’s character and standards, our deficiency in both and His sufficiency to bridge the gap. Jesus is standing in the gap. Are you ready to cross over?
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    Agree, TB. Jesus promoted neither politics nor religion, but the kingdom of God. Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35, NIV).
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    Thank you for weighing in, TB. In what ways does Jesus advocate for politicized religion among his followers?
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    The cross of Christ symbolizes debt-cancelation, disarmament and triumph (Colossians 2:14-15).
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    Is Abu Abd-Allah sanctified or venerated, TL?
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    The cross of Christ symbolizes relational peace and reconciliation (Ephesians 2:14-16, NIV).
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    For Christians, the cross of Christ is a sign of God's power and wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:22-24. NIV).
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    There is no suggestion of venerating any statue, symbol, man or creature here, TL. Historians recognize crucifixion as a common practice in Roman-occupied first century Palestine. Jesus and his disciples were exposed to and familiar with this practice and the instrument of execution, the cross...