To surrender to Christ is to trade:
sinfulness for forgiveness,
emptiness for fullness.

Luke 9:23-26
23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever
will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world,
and lose himself, or be cast away?
26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words,
of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come
in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.

LIGHT from the WORD.

There is no substitution for the fact that surrender to
Christ as LORD is the BASIS for salvation!
I've preached it for 36 years.
And I'll continue to preach it as long as God gives me breath:
"WITHOUT surrender there is NO salvation!"

The WHOLE WORLD is not worthy of Christ's love!
To gain the world and all of its riches, fame and glory,
without Christ is just LOSS!

But to GAIN Christ, even with suffering and persecution
is to gain MORE than the world!

In order for salvation to be offered, Christ died to become
what man NEEDED!
In order for salvation to take place in us, WE must die to self
and become what God WANTS!

Have YOU "died" to self in order to become what God wants?
The greatest idol of man is self!
REPENT and lose yourself in Christ!

To lose yourself in Christ is to gain more than all the world!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce