Three reasons to sacrifice:

Sacrifice because Christ told us to take up our cross and follow Him.
Sacrifice helps build a character like Christ’s.
Sacrifice to save souls for Christ’s kingdom.

Three tips for practical personal sacrifice:

Use the library for books and media.
Drink water instead of soda.
Buy less gas by walking, biking, or carpooling.

EGW Quote:

“I have a request to make: Let all that love the Lord who gave his life for them, make returns to Him who has bought them with a price. Through your own self-denial and self- sacrifice return to God your offerings, to be used in opening new fields and planting the standard of truth in places that have never been worked… Economize in your expenditure of means upon yourself. The first step of self-denial is generally the most difficult, but begin without delay.” {General Conference Bulletin, April 1, 1899}