Self-esteem comes from right standing with Christ through self-denial!

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Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him *deny himself*, and *take up his cross*, and *follow me*. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life? For the Son of Man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will render to everyone *according to his deeds*. – Mt. 16:24-27

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