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  • Lessons From Cross Bearing

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 11, 2003
    based on 125 ratings

    Simon was a man who came to worship at the Passover. His life was changed when he was forced to carry a cross up a hill.

    A. INTRODUCTION (Mark 15:20-22 KJV) And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. Simon was a man of color from Africa who came to worship at the Passover. His life was changed when he was forced to carry a more

  • Take Up Your Cross!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jun 20, 2005
    based on 118 ratings

    When Jesus talks about us denying ourselves, taking up a cross & following Him – what does He mean? What does the Bible teach about "cross-bearing?" (PowerPoint available - #256)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2011) (PowerPoints used with this sermon are available free of charge. Just e-mail me at & request #256.) This morning I want us to look at a passage of Scripture more

  • Take Up Your Cross And Follow Me Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Self-Denial, Cross-bearing and Obedience are the central elements of being a disciple of Jesus Christ.

    At this time of year, most people have completed their holidays and are back focusing on work. Were your holiday’s what you expected? The following are actual responses from comment cards given to the staff members at Bridger Wilderness Area in NW Wyoming. -Trails need to be reconstructed. more

  • The Best Comes Last

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Jun 3, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    THE BEST COMES LAST - The week ends with the weekend - Dinner ends with desert - The day ends with rest - At the end of the year is Christmas - Cross bearing is followed by crown wearing - Disowned by the world and owned by the Lord

    - Wine symbol of joy in scripture Jdg 9:13 And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees? Ps 104:15And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s more

  • The Cost Of Discipship

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Nov 1, 2006
    based on 33 ratings

    Discipleship does not come easy. There are some things we must do in order to be good disciples.

    THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP Luke 9:23-27; 14:25-33 INTRO: It is said that a text without a context becomes a pretext. Therefore, before examining these passages, let’s put them into context. Luke 9:23-27 follows hard upon verses 18-22. Note especially verse 22, "The Son of Man must suffer many more

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

    Contributed by Anthony Soyao on Oct 1, 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 more

  • Unifying Joy Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 22, 2004
    based on 20 ratings

    Part 5 of study of Philippians

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS Bible Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC Dr. Russell Brownworth, Pastor ---------- Talk about extremes! The very best place to be is in a church that is unified and handling well the threats to unity. The very worst is a church that is more

  • How To Have A Successful Year In Your Christian Life

    Contributed by Ivan Casteel on Mar 3, 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

  • Unifying Joy

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Sep 29, 2008

    Disunity...the church’s only problem

    1If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility more

  • Let This Mind Be In You

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    An exhortation to be Christlike preached at a confirmation service

    Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became more

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 10, 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 more

  • The Cost Of Discipleship

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Sep 14, 2003
    based on 324 ratings

    The Text is the Gospel Reading for Common Lectionary, Year B, the theme is characteristics of a Disciple as seen in this text.

    THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP—MARK 8:27-38 --by R. David Reynolds Billy Graham has said, “Salvation is free, but discipleship costs everything we have” [--Edythe Draper, Drapers Book of Quotations for the Christian World (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1992)]. In our text this morning more

  • The Bear Family- Part 1 Series

    Contributed by James Pless on May 29, 2006
    based on 53 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 more

  • Deny, Take-Up & Follow

    Contributed by Shishir Bhandari on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 35 ratings

    We must bear in mind that there’s no shortcut to Calvary and to Heaven. There’s only one way, that is denying yourself and following Jesus Christ.

    Introduction: Whoever wants to follow the Lord and becomes a disciple pays a great price. As believers we have five callings. First, we were called to salvation. Then we became babes in Christ born with a new spirit of obedience. As we progressed we are called to be members of the body of more

  • How Do I Take Up My Cross?

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Mar 28, 2009
    based on 14 ratings

    This sermon looks at both what it means, and also what it does not mean, for us to take up our cross for Jesus.

    Jesus said to his disciples and to the crowd following him, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (8:34). It’s hard for us to hear those words in the same way that those following Jesus heard it. The context is that Peter has just recognised more