Carry A Cross-----Carry a cross that leads to a kingdom,
carry the scars for the sake of His Name, it will be worth it to enter God’s city, it will be worth all the heartache and pain.
Carry a cross that will take you to glory,
no matter the struggle just keep moving on,
for there is a mansion
A story is told about a boy who desperately wanted to meet Christ. He was praying hard about it. One day, the Lord told him to walk up the mountain carrying his cross. He took his cross and began his journey. In some time, he began to feel the heaviness of the cross. He cut out a small portion of
Contributed by Kevin Karhoff on Mar 18, 2013
There is no comfortable way to carry a cross; I don’t care how you position it. I often talk to people who are convinced that some suffering or pain in their lives is an indication that they must not be following Jesus. After all, if they are following Jesus, the Son of God, doesn’t it follow
Thomas a Kempis wrote: Jesus today has many who love his heavenly kingdom, but few who carry his cross; many who yearn for comfort, few who long for distress.
Plenty of people he finds to share his banquet, few to share his fast.
Everyone desires to take part in his rejoicing, but few are
THE CROSS BEARERS
The Lord brought two of his disciples to a road. He gave each one a cross of the same weight and asked them to carry it up to the end of the road, where he would wait for them. After this, the Lord disappeared.
The first disciple carried the cross with ease, while the
Contributed by James Chandler on Mar 30, 2003
As a teenager, I went to an outdoor drama of the crucifiction of Christ. I was not a Christian but was curious about all of this Jesus stuff. The audience was to play the part of the crowd during Jesus’s trial and death on the cross. We all shouted "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" They brought Jesus
NUTS AND BOLTS FOR CHRIST
Arthur Blessitt, the famous American Evangelist who carried a Cross around the world in the 1980s was once called a "religious nut" – to which
In the movie the Passion of Christ, one scene shows Jesus carrying the cross on the way to Golgotha (Calvary) and he stumbles. His mother, Mary, comes before him, and holds him. And there is a flashback to his childhood when Mary picked him up after he had fallen, and he says to his mother, "I
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Lois A. Cheney wrote a useful and thought-provoking poem on the cross:
I stand before the cross and wonder.
I stand before the cross and fear.
I kneel before the cross and weep.
I pray before the cross and rejoice.
To know the cross is to know Christ.
To feel the cross is to feel Christ.
To gaze at
We can’t be a servant if we think we’re in charge. There’s an old blues song by B.B. King called, “Paying the Cost to Be the Boss.” Jesus is calling us to something different when we carry the cross and follow him. We’re “paying the cost to not be the boss.” Being a
Contributed by Aaron Burgess on Nov 20, 2002
An old Christian drama depicts a little boy working in his parent’s carpentry shop in first century Jerusalem. He protests his chore, which is to assist in building a cross. The parents insist that he help because Rome has given them a contract for construction of crosses.
In another scene the
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 11, 2015
Several years ago I read a story written by a preacher in the Philippine Islands. One day he was passing a large church on Good Friday when he spotted many selling incense, candles, veils and rosaries. He also saw several small boys who were running about selling crosses. He heard them calling,
Contributed by Jay Winters on Dec 30, 2007
In somewhere between 65 and 70 AD, a legendary story about the Apostle Peter arose. The great fire of Rome was burning and smoldering. Apostle Peter a leader of the church and evangelist at the time was fleeing Rome. Reportedly, Peter saw a vision of Jesus carrying a cross into Rome. Peter stopped
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 3, 2002
Several years ago at a passion play an incident took place during Jesus carrying the cross. A man in the audience was heckling the character playing Jesus, throwing out jeers, taunts and dares. Finally the character could no longer tolerate the heckler, he dropped the cross and went over and
Contributed by Pat Cook on May 16, 2005
These words were written by the Christian group Switchfoot. The song is called “Beautiful Letdown”, and they describe a person dealing with the pains and frustrations in his life, leading him to the point of understanding what’s really important. “It was a beautiful letdown when I crashed and
Contributed by Keith Broyles on Oct 3, 2007
Some time ago my wife and I were watching Biography. It was about the development of the papacy, starting with Peter. Following the ascension Peter went to Rome. He is talked about some in Acts and Paul’s letters so his travel to Rome is taken pretty much at face value. They said, however, that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 22, 2009
Elizabeth Elliot on His Sufficient Grace for Discipleship
It’s the anticipation of that “glory of victory” that helps us to persevere in the hard times. It’s the assurance of that coming crown that helps us bear our cross today.
Just one year after her husband was slain in Ecuador, along with
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Dec 12, 2005
As afflictions in Christ abound and are prolonged, consolations abound and perseverance is given by Jesus as long as Christians go to Him as teacher for He invites them to be His students. (Matthew Henry Commentary)
As Christians throw off the yoke of the flesh, the world and the lies of the
Contributed by Sunny Philip on May 16, 2006
Susanna Wesley was a mother who had gone through much in her life. To begin with, during the first nineteen years of her married life, she gave birth to nineteen children. That turned out to be the least of her problems. Eight of those children died of natural causes and sickness. One child was