As we die to self, we become more like Jesus. We learn about self-denial as we study the New Testament teachings. We learn that we must want to please God above all else. This is what brings meaning, happiness, and joy to life. Perhaps we can share with one another the satisfaction we have found in dying to the old self and living the new life that God gives to us when we believe. We listen to God’s Word; we believe His Word; we are blessed.