How Shall We Die

Jesus gave up His life for us so that we would be empowered to give up our lives for Him. Many know John 3:16 by heart but not the next step of 1 John 3:16: Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. This is a most hated doctrine to the flesh, yet the most necessary to bear the essential fruit. (Mat.16:24) Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (25) For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.