Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 8, 2010
We often meet with crosses in the way of duty; and though we must not pull them upon our own heads, yet, when they are laid for us, we must take them up, and carry them after Christ. We must never be ashamed of Christ and his gospel.
Opening illustration: What have we gotten ourselves into?
Many people have asked this question when they were faced with great personal risk.
• A mountain climber ~ is it worth taking the risk?
• A soldier in combat ~ is it worth it?
John 14: 21 says, "He who has My commandments and keeps