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  • Take Up Your Cross!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jun 26, 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

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 11, 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

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by Helen Allen on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 19 ratings

    The storms and trials of life are part of the process of God building us into his kingdom.

    Imagine a situation where a homeless man is begging on the streets of London. A well-dressed man in a stretch limo pulls up next to him and offers him a job as vice-president of his company. You might think that sounds like a fairy tale; but that is exactly what God has done for us. We don’t more

  • Take Up Your Cross Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Aug 22, 2005
    based on 41 ratings

    Be willing to make sacrifices so that the will of God can be accomplished through your life. We are called to carry our own cross and to renew such a commitment every day.

    Crosses are everywhere these days. You see them on buildings, stationery, jewelry shops… • You noticed now that crosses seem to be a chief feature of punk style and the outfits of young celebrities, even rock band members. • Crosses have become a standard fashion accessory. Crosses didn’t more

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by Shawn Ragan on Mar 30, 2001
    based on 74 ratings

    We need to take up our cross and follow Jesus

    Take Up Your Cross Meridian Church of God Seventh Day March 3, 2001 INTRODUCTION Good Morning… Story: Abraham and Isaac from Genesis 22:1-12 “We see what Abraham was willing to do for God” List of what God has done for me today/this week TAKE UP YOUR CROSS What God has done for more

  • Take Up Your Cross Series

    Contributed by Richard White on Mar 22, 2012
    based on 6 ratings

    Does not sound very appealing in winning people to Christ. WE understand in dying we gain.

    Take up the Cross Luke 9:23 Not a Fan series In church planting we employ several marketing tips from the business world. One of the biggest marketing tips is to have a great slogan. Make your product so appealing the public will see that they cannot live without it. Lets see how that more

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 45 ratings

    Inspired by "The Passion of the Christ" demonstrates how because of Christ’s suffering our life is not our own--and we must die to self, sin, and this world.

    Take Up Your Cross Having recently seen the movie the Passion of the Christ several times, I’ve been reflecting on the meaning of the Passion. Of course, I know that the purpose of Christ’s death was to bring forgiveness of sin. But at the same time, I wondered what the purpose could be in more

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by Phillip Wright on Jul 31, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    Just what does the Lord expect of us?

    Take Up Your Cross Luke 9:23-26 Rev. Phillip A. Wright Introduction: This morning we are going to look at one of the better known verses in Scripture. “Take Up your Cross.” Today we will look at the entire passage and dig out just what Jesus is saying and not saying. Attention: Jesus used more

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by Daniel Austin on Sep 10, 2010

    To seek after God, to follow His ways, means we must believe that His is – ever present, all knowing, all powerful.

    Take Up Your Cross ACT up part 3 12/27/09 AM Text: Luke 9:34-35 INTRODUCTION We began this month considering “our year in review”, the need to examine ourselves to ensure we are in the faith of Jesus (2 Corinthians 13:5.) We have learned there is great value in examining ourselves more

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by Einar Kristoffersen on Sep 9, 2008

    To live the christian life

    TAKE UP YOUR CROSS Matthew 16:24-27 24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. 25 "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26 "For what more

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Oct 21, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Trying to do things in our own strength can result in disappointment and frustration. But when we give our burdens to Christ the cross we are carrying is lighter.

    Take Up your cross Isaiah 53 Mark 8:27-38 I remember hearing a radio broadcast of Dr. James Dobson. He was retelling a story about his son Ryan who was about three years old at the time. Little Ryan had gotten up early one morning before his Dad and Mom. He managed to climb up onto the more

  • Take Up Your Cross Series

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Mar 19, 2013

    As we work our walk to the cross for Easter celebration, We see many things that Jesus desires to teach us as we journey.

    Take up your cross Matthew 16:21-16:28 Introduction- Good morning everyone Would you please turn to the book of Matthew chapter 16:21-16:28 We will begin today a mini series called “ Journey to the cross.” I hope to show you in God’s Word what the cross should more

  • Take Up Your Cross, Daily Series

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Jan 5, 2004
    based on 57 ratings

    A sermon for a re-dedication service about focussing on ’taking up your cross’.

    “Take up your cross, daily” Lk 9:23-27 Covenant service WBC 4/1/4pm A Martyr’s Measure of Commitment "I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit’s power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus more

  • Take Up Your Cross And Follow

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Aug 29, 2011
    based on 8 ratings

    What gives Jesus the right to ask us to give up our lives?

    Chuck Colson relates this interesting story in his book How Then Should We Live? “In William Steig’s Yellow & Pink, a delightfully whimsical picture book for children, two wooden figures wake up to find themselves lying on an old newspaper in the hot sun. One figure is painted more

  • Take Up Your Cross, And Follow Him

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jul 31, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    "They just decided, 'We're going to leave the cross and take Jesus.'"

    22A In August of 2003 - the Church of the Holy Cross in Midtown Manhattan, New York City was broken into twice. In the first break-in, thieves stole a moneybox that was situated near a votive candle rack. Three weeks later, the church was burglarized a second time. But this time, the thieves more