Tag Archives: Take up your cross

Disciple

Following Jesus means we take up a life which is like the life of Jesus himself. This isn’t us asking God to bless our lives as we choose to lead them. Jesus denied himself. Follow him as he followed the … Continue reading

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Taking Up One’s Cross

Well before his own arrest and crucifixion, Jesus is using crucifixion language with his followers. They knew what it means to carry a cross – it was a common requirement of the slaves or criminals who were executed by the … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone Gospel

How far will you go outside of your comfort zone and into the world to bring back those who are lost through the amazing gospel of Jesus, who died for those souls? Jesus was willing to suffer and surrender his … Continue reading

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Courage in Persecution

We get upset when people tell us we are wrong or disagree with our ideas or because we live in a post-Christian era. Stephen lived in the pre-Christian era. Gladly. Willingly. Giving his life. Just like Jesus. He might use … Continue reading

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Narrow Door: Counting the Cost

In order to follow him truly, Jesus has to be first in your life and in mine. That is the essence of the narrow door of Jesus.  Today Jesus teaches that we must count the cost of following him and … Continue reading

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