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
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This morning I want us to look at a passage of Scripture
Mark 8:34-35, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Discipleship, Following Jesus, Missionaries, Cross-Bearing
Christian/Church Of Christ
It's one game board, but two games. Checkers and Chess are not only played differently, but they illustrate for me the difference between how the world deals with conflict and how God would have us do so. Do you know the difference?
OPEN: (We showed a picture of a checker board on the overhead)
What is this game?
That’s right, it’s a checkers game.
How many of you have ever played checkers? (almost everyone held up their hands)
You know, I did not realize it until I began my research for this morning’s
Hurt, Love, Wrath, Mad, Enemy, Egypt, Conflict, Revenge, Pray, Hate, Neighbor, Justice, Fight, Iraq, Confrontation, Championship, Eye For An Eye, Ur, Cassius Clay, Getting Even, Enemies, Missionaries, Checkers, Decimate, Tooth For A Tooth, Chessboard, Bulldozer, Washington State, Chess, Dodge Ball, Walk Away, Garrison Keillor, Checkerboard, Pound Of Flesh, Strike Out, Mesopotamia, Left Hook, Covington