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  • 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 ...read more

  • 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.

  • Your Cross!

    Contributed by David Radcliff on Nov 30, 2017

    The meaning of the cross is often misunderstood. The physical cross is an emblem of suffering and shame. It is a symbol of disgrace. It was the worst possible way to die. It caused the most pain and suffering of any torture devised by man.

    YOUR CROSS! Mark 8:34 The meaning of the cross is often misunderstood. The physical cross is an emblem of suffering and shame. It is a symbol of disgrace. It was the worst possible way to die. It caused the most pain and suffering of any torture devised by man. I. WHOSOEVER WILL John ...read more

  • I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked

    Contributed by David Nolte on Apr 3, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    Focuses on walking spiritually with Jesus in Obedience, trust and cross bearing

  • 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 mnewland@sstelco.com & request #256.) This morning I want us to look at a passage of Scripture ...read more

  • "Wherever He Leads, I'll Go!"

    Contributed by David Nolte on Jul 9, 2018

    Following Jesus demands self-deniaal and taking up a cross daily.

    “Wherever He Leads I’ll Go!” Luke 9:23 David P. Nolte A man took his new hound out hunting for pheasant but it was the dog's first day in the field. Just a young hound, not experienced in a disciplined hunt, his nose took him in all sorts of directions. First he saw a rabbit ...read more

  • The Way Of The Cross

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Feb 25, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus speaks to His disciples (and us) describing what it means to follow the cross.

  • 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. ...read more

  • Bearing Your Cross!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 13, 2018
    based on 2 ratings

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

  • Simon The Cross Bearer

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Apr 14, 2016

    Lessons from Simon the Cross Bearer, the man that carried Christ's Cross to Golgotha.

    In Luke 23:26, we read: “When they led Him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, coming in from the country, and placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus.” I want to comment on this situation and make points that we can apply to our lives today. First, let's ...read more

  • Not A Fan But A Follower

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 26, 2016

    Jesus has many casual fans, but He asked us to take up our cross and be a follower. It costs something to be a true disciple.

    TITLE: Not a Fan but a Follower TEXT: Mark 8:27-38 INTRO: A soldier was frantically digging in during battle as shells fell all around him. Suddenly his hand felt something made of metal and he grabbed it. It was a silver cross. Another shell exploded and he buried his head in his arms. Just ...read more

  • Nuestra Cruz Nos Da Poder

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jun 28, 2017

    Tomar la cruz es un acto intencional

    3A Existe una historia titulada "El Collar", acerca de una señora que sueña con ser dama de la alta sociedad francesa; ella quiere vivir en una casa con toda clase de lujos, pero su realidad es otra muy diferente, ella vive en un pueblo pequeño. Esta senora pidió prestado a una rica amiga ...read more

  • Sword, Suffering, And Shame

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Jul 4, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    It is not easy following Jesus. We can lose friendships, our family, and endure hardships and heartache. Jesus tells us in Matthew 10 that these things will happen, and that we look to Him when they do.

    In High School, one of my favorite teachers was Mr. Smith. I enjoyed his humor, his teaching styles, and his supportiveness. I also really enjoyed him as a soccer coach. I know I was one of his favorite students too, as he once said that in a class. He was instrumental in getting me a $2,000 ...read 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 ...read more

  • Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone?

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 11, 2015

    What does "take up your cross" mean and what does it not mean? (Material from: http://www.firstbaptistbuda.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/FBC-Buda-Bible-Study-3.7.12.Cross-Bearing.Dangerous-Followship-3.pdf; 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 ...read more