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Author Topic: Simon - Deny Yourself  (Read 2051 times)

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daywalker

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Simon - Deny Yourself
« on: November 30, 2008, 02:10:18 AM »

Hey there,

I was reading the book of Matthew tonight, and I noticed something I thought worth sharing...

I came to Chapter 27, where the Roman guards ordered a man, named Simon, to carry the cross for Jesus [verses 31-32]. Out of curiosity, I went to this website called www.behindthename.com [which gives an etymology for names], and typed in "Simon", and this is the first sentence:

SIMON: From the Greek form of the Hebrew name Shim'on which meant, "He has heard".

I thought this was amazing, as I recalled Jesus Commandment to His Followers:

If anyone is wanting to come after Me, let him renounce himself and pick up his cross and follow Me - Matthew 16:24 & Luke 9:23

-Along with the infamous words:

Who has ears to hear, let him hear!


- Christopher
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Akira329

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Re: Simon - Deny Yourself
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 02:35:17 AM »

Hey Christopher,
I'm not quite sure I understand what your getting at, could you elaborate?
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"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile"
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"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
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Beloved

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Re: Simon - Deny Yourself
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 02:56:22 AM »

These are many of these interesting insights

Christopher is showing us a living parable..."he who has ears" carrys the spiritual cross as Jesus commanded.

In the literal world a man name Simon ( means he who hears) is orderd to carry the physical cross for Jesus.

Yes even the names can be important.

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Akira329

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Re: Simon - Deny Yourself
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008, 03:27:57 AM »

Thanks Beloved and Christopher!
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"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile"
-Albert Einstein
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
- Jesus

OBrenda

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Re: Simon - Deny Yourself
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008, 04:04:25 PM »

I'd have to say that's "Cool"  8)

Thanks for sharing,
Brenda
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