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  • Bearing Your Cross

    Contributed by Bo Dunford on Oct 19, 2013
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    Life doesn't come with no crosses to bear.

    MATTHEW 27:32 “BEARING YOUR CROSS” A) As we gather tonight in this auditorium, we all come from different backgrounds! * We all have different levels of education – Social orders – Training for jobs – Lot of differences I’m saying in our lives. * But then more

  • Cross Bearing Pt 2 Series

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Aug 24, 2014

    Second part of series on biblical discipleship.

    "Three Laws of the Discipleship" Pt. 2 -- Cross Bearing Matthew 16:24-28 Introduction: This morning we're going to take a look at the second aspect of discipleship that our Lord speaks about as He seeks to prepare his disciples for what is up ahead. If you recall last week we said that to be a more

  • Three Discipleship Questions

    Contributed by John Dobbs on Sep 2, 2014

    Following Peter's confession that Jesus is the Messiah, the Lord gives sobering instructions on the challenges of discipleship.

    Three Questions For Disciples Matthew 16:21-26 Introduction 1. We have just heard Peter make the greatest confession: Jesus is the Messiah. This has been the aim of Jesus all along. Now He entrusts to them the reality. 2. Matthew 16:21-26. This text asks some questions of us in regards to more

  • The Centrality Of The Cross

    Contributed by Allan Kircher on Apr 30, 2014

    Every year around Easter time, people typically focus/cross.

    Pastor Allan Kircher Shell Point Baptist Church 23 March 2014 Gal. 6:11-16 The Centrality of the Cross Goal/message/Hope/Cross/Today • Learn how/make/cross central in our lives • we can experience/power, peace/mercy • Comes through a relationship with Christ. In football, the more

  • Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone?

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 11, 2015
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    What does "take up your cross" mean and what does it not mean? (Material from:; and Bob Tinsky's book, A Christian Is)

    HoHum: Sing these verses: Must Jesus bear the cross alone, and all the world go free? No, there’s a cross for everyone, and there’s a cross for me. The consecrated cross I’ll bear, Till death shall set me free, And then go home my crown to wear, for there’s a crown for more

  • Rope-A-Dope!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Apr 13, 2015

    Rumble in the Jungle??? Ali vs Foreman??? More than that, a Rope-a-Dope strategy in the "Spiritual ring" which is hard to beat, explaining better the dynamics of Christian life!!!

    ROPE- A -DOPE!!! First things first. More than worshipping God for the blessings, which He pours into our lives, we need to learn to worship Him, just for what He is! Worshipping Him, awed by His unique attributes is noblest form of more

  • Your So-Called Life

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Nov 17, 2011
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    Jesus calls us not just to live differently, but to die to ourselves and to regard our lives as not our own

    Matthew 16;24-27 Intro: I recently ran across a quote from Richard Wurmbrand, a preacher who spent many years in prison under Rumanian communists because of his testimony for Jesus. Wurmbrand says he was trying to explain systematic theology to a Russian preacher of the underground church more

  • The New Covenant And The Cross

    Contributed by Allan Kircher on Apr 30, 2014

    God’s goal is not simply to announce His presence

    Pastor Allan Kircher Shell Point Baptist Church 6 April 2014 THE NEW COVENANT AND THE CROSS Hebrews 12:18–27 Goal/message/Hope/Cross for Today • Find ultimate stability/cross/Christ and/New Covenant He established, in the midst of an unstable world. • Help you more

  • Wearing Or Bearing The Cross

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Feb 16, 2009
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    God’s love should lead us to serve Him. Or are we just faking it?

    Wearing or Bearing The Cross January 25, 2009 Mark 1:14-20 14After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15He said, “The time has come, the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” 16As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw more

  • Bearing Our Cross

    Contributed by Bill Burress on Mar 5, 2012
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    What does it really mean when we say, "That is my cross to bear." Most people refer to it as a hardship of some kind in their life but bearing our cross in reality is the Christian life, or it should be,

    “Bearing Our Cross” Everyone wants their children to have it better than they had it don’t they? We live in a society that is devoted to the concept of making life as simple and easy as we possibly can. The more

  • Bearing Your Cross!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 13, 2018
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    What does it mean to "take up" or "bear" your cross? What does the Bible teach abou "cross-bearing"? (Powerpoint Available - #358)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Powerpoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at and request #358.) TEXT: Mark 8:34; 1 Corinthians 1:22-24 This morning I want more

  • The Truth About Discipleship

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Mar 27, 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

  • Heaven Is For Losers

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Mar 1, 2015
    based on 3 ratings

    What does it mean that we are to deny ourselves?

    Fill in the blank. “___________ is for losers.” Someone who drives a BMW might say: “Fords are for losers.” A burly football player might say: “Soccer is for losers.” And a foodie might say: “Frozen pizza is for losers.” Even if those comments are more

  • The First Persecution Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 30, 2016

    The church persecuted by the world, but is triumphant

    SERIES: Adventures in Acts 004 TITLE: The First Persecution of the Church TEXT: Acts 4:1-12 INTRO: After the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples at the Feast of Pentecost, Peter preached his first sermon and 3,000 people were saved. Following that, he and John healed a man who had been lame from more

  • Take Up Your Cross And Follow Me / Another Prospective

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Aug 27, 2014
    based on 41 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. Updated August 2020.

    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 The story is told ... that a man living out on the edge of town ... heard a commotion in his back yard. He more