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  • Take Up Your Cross And Follow Me / Another Prospective

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jun 4, 2018
    based on 38 ratings

    What if this text is about not being afraid; not being afraid of death. About not fearing the suffering places in our lives ... that can often feel so much like death. For the moment we start to fear death, it will not long before we start to fear life.

    For those not familiar with an Anglican Service there are four Scripture readings before the Message. Today's readings are Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105; Romans 12:9-21 and Matthew 16:21-28 Hear God's word once again from the Gospel of Matthew: BIBLE "....... Jesus told his disciples, 'If any want more

  • Who Do You Say That I Am?

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Mar 3, 2018
    based on 7 ratings

    Some wrong answers, and the right answer, to the most important question of our life. Truths revealed by God versus a misplaced zeal.

    WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? Matthew 16:13-23 The most important question in the whole of our life concerns the Person of Christ. Who is He? What is He to us? Our answer to this question will determine what we believe, how we live, and where we will go when we die. 1. Jesus asked, “WHO DO more

  • Whose Call Will You Answer? Series

    Contributed by Paul Basehore on Aug 19, 2015
    based on 5 ratings

    We all have to hear the call of the world and the call of our Savior. It’s up to us, though, how much we listen, and how much attention we pay to each call.

    Calling -- Whose Call Will You Answer? Since school is starting (or already has started), I wanted to begin a new series on calling and what it means to be called. Before we can really get into the meat and potatoes of calling, I felt it important to first describe the different callings at work more

  • Take Up Your Cross And Follow

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Aug 29, 2011
    based on 8 ratings

    What gives Jesus the right to ask us to give up our lives?

    Chuck Colson relates this interesting story in his book How Then Should We Live? “In William Steig’s Yellow & Pink, a delightfully whimsical picture book for children, two wooden figures wake up to find themselves lying on an old newspaper in the hot sun. One figure is painted more

  • The Great Payday Here

    Contributed by Thomas Bartee on Jan 24, 2011
    based on 11 ratings

    This message will explore some of the many benefits that a person can begin enjoying immediately after trusting Christ for salvation.

    Text: Matthew 16:24-27- " Then said Jesus unto his disciples, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he more

  • Time In The Trenches Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 19, 2009
    based on 51 ratings

    What does it mean for us to "take up your cross" and deny ourselves. I signed up for the benefits! I didn’t sign up to die.

    OPEN: I recently read the true story about a preacher who was standing at the door shaking hands as the congregation departed. He grabbed one man by the hand and pulled him aside. The preacher said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!" The man replied, "I’m already in the Army of more

  • It's About Jesus

    Contributed by Jerry Falwell on Sep 15, 2009
    based on 13 ratings

    Focusing on Jesus and not ourselves.

    “IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS, IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU” By Jerry Falwell Matthew 16:13-23 13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14 And they said, Some [say that thou art] John the Baptist: some, Elias; and more

  • Soul For Sale

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Jun 3, 2009
    based on 10 ratings

    In America, you can metaphorically and literally sell your soul and be rewarded for it. One wonders how the purchaser intended to collect. We can’t literally sell our soul, but we can lose our soul to gain something else. We need to ponder Jesus’ question

    Opening illustration: One would think that selling one’s soul, as Faust offered his to the devil in Goethe’s Dr. Faustus, is only a figment of literary fiction. Medieval as it seems, however, several cases of soul-selling have occurred. Wired magazine reported that a 29-year-old university more

  • The Truth About Discipleship

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Mar 28, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    Jesus wants us to know the truth about being one of His disciples. He wants all of us to count the cost, so in vs. 24 the Lord tells us three things we must do.

    The Truth about Discipleship Matthew 16:20-25 Sermon by Rick Crandall McClendon Baptist Church - March 22, 2009 *I read about a little boy who was trying to memorize some Scripture. He accidentally got two verses jumbled together. It came out this way: “A lie is an abomination unto the Lord. more

  • Demands Of Discipleship

    Contributed by Robbie Parsons on Feb 18, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    Are we just followers, or true disciples, of Jesus? There is a difference! If we are a true disciple, then we have rewards in heaven. If we are just followers, we may not. Let us learn about the demands of discipleship.

    It is possible to be a follower of Jesus without being a disciple; to be a camp follower without being a soldier of the king; to be a hanger-on in some great work without pulling one’s weight. Someone was talking to a great scholar about a younger man. He said, “So and so tells me that he was more

  • I Have Decided... Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Oct 12, 2007
    based on 90 ratings

    Jesus didn’t put the demands of being a disciple in fine print at the bottom of the contract...but IN BOLD TYPE! The cross PRESENTED, the cross REJECTED, the cross ACCEPTED. Link inc. to formatted text, audio & video, PowerPoint Presentation.

    I Have Decided... Matthew 16:21-27 This chapter zeroes in on 2 big things Jesus wants to teach His disciples: • Who He is = His Person [last week] • Why He came = His Work [this week] The Lord has spent nearly 3 years with these guys and more

  • Disciple Series

    Contributed by Travis Jarrett on Sep 17, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    This message is the first in the series "Disciple: Following Jesus" that looks at what it means to be a disciple of the Master, Jesus.

    “Disciple: Following the Path of Jesus” Part 1 - Disciple NewSong Church – 09/02/07 To watch/listen to this message online go to or contact **NOTE: THIS IS A CONCEPT OUTLINE FOR THIS MESSAGE, NOT THE FULL MANUSCRIPT. GRAPHICS AND MULTIMEDIA ARE AVAILABLE TO more

  • Answering The Call

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Jul 26, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    I delivered this sermon following my own ordination ceremony. It encourages people to answer the call of God on their life.

    Answering the Call, Mathew 16:24-26 Introduction When I met Bill Ellerman I was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps, stationed in Yuma Arizona. Bill was a retired Baptist preacher who happened to be the father in law of a woman who my wife worked with at the time. Bill was a wonderful man. He more

  • The Cost Of Discipleship

    Contributed by Bobby Daniel on Jun 3, 2007
    based on 52 ratings

    An overview of what discipleship: Where do i begin, What is required and What do i have to lose?

    INTRO: I heard a story once about a pig and a chicken walking past a church where the sign read, “Help us to feed the hungry”. The chicken suggested to the pig that maybe they can help by pitching in some eggs and bacon. The pig responded, “Easy for you to say, your part requires just a more

  • The Greatest Challenge Of The Cross

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Dec 29, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    A message that our spiritually dull generation does not want to hear. Sacrifice is one of the demands of Jesus Christ.

    The Greatest Challenge of the Cross Matthew 16:24-25 KJV Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. [25] For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall more