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  • Death – Carrying Your Cross (Spiritual Formation Part 3) Series

    Contributed by Anthony Soyao on Sep 30, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Know the true meaning of death (Spiritually) by carrying our own cross

    Death – Carrying your Cross John 12:20 – 26 1. Cross Bearing is a Act of Choice – Death on the Seed of our Priorities A. First of all, Jesus tells us that "taking up our cross" is something that we do by choice B. Jesus calls us, & challenges us, but it is our decision C. I am more

  • Bearing Our Cross

    Contributed by Bill Burress on Mar 4, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    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

  • The Bear Family- Part 1 Series

    Contributed by James Pless on May 28, 2006
    based on 54 ratings

    We need to be a part of the Bear Family.

    The Bear Family John 15:8 (KJV) 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. Introduction You Have heard of the Three Bears Story: The Papa Bear, The Mamma Bear, and The Baby Bear. 2182. The Bible "Bear" Family A little girl was sent by her sick more

  • Cross Bearing Pt 2 Series

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Aug 23, 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

  • "The Burden Of The Cross"

    Contributed by David Washburn on Oct 1, 2002
    based on 551 ratings

    Jesus’ command that we pick up our cross and follow him is a choice, and a choice that doesn’t come without sacrifice, but also bring sjoy and fulfillment

    There’s the story of a soldier frantically digging in during battle as shells fall all around him. Suddenly his hand feels something metal and he grabs it. It’s a silver cross. Another shell explodes and he buries his head in his arms. He feels someone jump in the foxhole with him and he looks over more

  • The Compelling Cross

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Jan 11, 2005
    based on 29 ratings

    The Crucifixion from Simon, the Cyrene’s, view.

    Luke 23:26 -- “And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.” l. THE FRIDAY SCENE • The Date. . . . . Friday, April 11, 32 A. D. • The Time. . . . . . Between nine and ten in more

  • Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone?

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 10, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    What does "take up your cross" mean and what does it not mean? (Material from:; and Bob Tinsky's book, A Christian Is)

  • Do Not Be Cross About The Cross!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Jul 27, 2017

    In this message I am inspired to bring before my readership the different dimensions of the significance of the Cross in a Christian’s life...

    DO NOT BE CROSS ABOUT THE CROSS!!! Its quiz time folks!!! Tell me what “furniture” housed in the Solomon’s temple of the Mosaic Law dispensation symbolized the Covenantal relationship between the Almighty and the Jews? Pat yourself on the back, if more

  • Bearing Your Cross!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 12, 2018
    based on 4 ratings

    What does it mean to "take up" or "bear" your cross? What does the Bible teach abou "cross-bearing"? (Powerpoint Available - #358)

  • How To Have A Successful Year In Your Christian Life

    Contributed by Ivan Casteel on Mar 2, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    Guidelines for having a successful Christian life.

    HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL YEAR IN YOUR CHRISTIAN LIFE! Psalms 1:1-3. Ps 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he more

  • Pay Me Now Or Pay Me Later

    Contributed by John Beehler on Mar 20, 2001
    based on 79 ratings

    A Christian must carry the cross

    Pay Me Now, or Pay Me Later 1. Walk in any pharmacy. Most popular product is painkillers. Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Aleve, Anacin. Tablets or caplets. Huge bottles holding 250, 500 pills or pocket-size of 8. Some combined with decongest to kill two pains with one pill. Rub-on more

  • The Cost Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Feb 16, 2015

    Being a disciple of Jesus Christ involves a cost. The cost is the path to abundant living

    Matthew 16:24-17:8 “The Cost” INTRODUCTION Some passages in the Bible encourage. I love Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Other verses comfort such as, “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want”—Psalm 23:1. more

  • Casual Faith Or Committed Faith?

    Contributed by Travis Johnson on Mar 17, 2006
    based on 129 ratings

    What is the secret to real Christian living? Not how much you know; great leadership ability; personal charisma; or even a winning, positive attitude. The real key to Christian living is summed up in 2 words: FOLLOW ME.

    CASUAL FAITH OR COMMITTED FAITH? Mark 8:34, If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself & take up his cross & follow me. Intro: I saw a cartoon that showed a church building with a billboard in front that said: "The LITE CHURCH: 24% fewer commitments, home of the 71/2% tithe, 15 more

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 387 ratings

    What does it mean to "take up" or "bear a cross? What does it mean when someone says, "I want to take up my cross and follow Jesus"? (Powerpoints available free - #256)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Powerpoints used with this sermon are available for free. Just email me at and request PP #256.) This morning I want us to look at a passage of Scripture found in Mark 8:34-35. "Then Jesus called the more

  • Daily Embrace The Lord's Will Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Feb 9, 2021
    based on 1 rating

    A disciple must die to his own desires daily.

    Recently, over 60 people from all generations gathered for a two-hour time of prayer in the Worship Center led by Pastor Kyle and the Mainspring ministry. 15 people led this guided prayer time, following the acrostic CHAT (Confession, Honor, Ask and Thanks). There were times of silent and more