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  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 7, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,059 views

    Following Christ means following him to the cross.

  • The Cross And Sacrifice

    Contributed by Cameron Horsburgh on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
     | 1,939 views

    Taking up our crosses means no less a sacrifice than it did for Jesus.

    Advertisements often make all sorts of big offers, but we find out afterwards that there are hidden catches. These sorts of things are always hidden in the ’fine print.’ Companies that sell computer software do this a lot. When you buy computer software, you have to agree to all sorts of ...read more

  • 15 Pentecost A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Aug 29, 2002
    based on 77 ratings
     | 2,054 views

    Jesus invites us to take up our cross and it sticks in our throat.

    15 Pentecost A Matthew 16:21-28 1 September 2002 Rev. Roger Haugen Ammon Hennacy was a protester against the arms race in the United States during the 60’s. One cold winter day found him at a missile silo in South Dakota. There were very few people, a handful of protesters, two soldiers ...read more

  • Take Up The Cross

    Contributed by Jeff Pearce on Jun 18, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,697 views

    JESUS COMMANDED US TO TAKE UP OUR CROSS AND FOLLOW HIM.

    TAKE UP THE CROSS INTRO: HOW BIG IS THE CROSS TO CHRISTIANITY? 1: HOW BIG IS IT TO THE CHRISTIAN? A) IS A THE CROSS SOMETHING YOU IDENTIFY WITH? B) IS IT A SYMBOL YOU WEAR AROUND YOUR NECK? C) OR IS IT MORE THAN THAT TO YOU? POINT: A LOT OF PEOPLE WEAR CROSSES AROUND THEIR NECKS. RECENTLY ...read more

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by Shawn Ragan on Mar 30, 2001
    based on 74 ratings
     | 1,600 views

    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 ...read more

  • Deny, Take Up, & Follow Series

    Contributed by Robert Clark on Mar 16, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 4,546 views

    What it means to deny ourselves, take up our Crosses and Follow our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Mark 8:31-38 Jesus Predicts His Death 31He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him ...read more

  • How Do I Take Up My Cross?

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Mar 28, 2009
    based on 14 ratings
     | 7,565 views

    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 ...read more

  • What Is A Disciple

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Nov 9, 2010
     | 1,816 views

    what does it mean to follow Jesus? This sermon uses taking up our cross to explain what a disciple is.

  • Deny, Take, Follow

    Contributed by David Buffaloe on Nov 2, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,599 views

    Though salvation is a free gift, Christ requires we deny ourselves, take up our Cross, and follow Him to be saved.

    Mark 8:34-38 (KJV) And when he had called the people [unto him] with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and ...read more

  • Disciples Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Sep 2, 2008
     | 1,707 views

    Jesus calls his people to discipleship--the daunting response to his love of denying ourselves, taking up our cross, and following Jesus.

    Matthew 16:21-28 “Disciples of Christ” INTRODUCTION People say shocking things at times. • The famous evangelist, Billy Graham, was shocked at the language used by President Richard Nixon on the infamous “White House Tapes.” Rev Graham had believed that that Nixon was a strong ...read more

  • Selflessness Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 29, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,749 views

    The aim of this sermon is get us to reexamine our self for selfishness and recommit our selves to taking up our cross and following Christ.

    ah Selflessness Nehemiah 5 August 31, 2003 Intro: A. [Excuses: Any Will Do?, Citation: Zig Ziglar, Something Else to Smile About (Thomas Nelson, 1999); submitted by Bonne Steffen, Wheaton, Illinois] Zig Ziglar writes: My brother, the late Judge Ziglar, loved to tell the story of the ...read more

  • Not A Fan But A Follower

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 26, 2016
     | 3,105 views

    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

  • Selfless Obedience (Mother's Day) Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Jun 11, 2013
     | 5,828 views

    Selflessness is the key characteristic in Jesus' command to take up our crosses and follow him. The stories of Jochebed, Hannah, and Mary (Jesus' mother) illustrate selflessness.

  • The Cross Of Suffering... See Through It! Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Mar 5, 2012
     | 4,455 views

    We are invited to willingly take up our crosses and follow Christ completely, fully aware that eternal gains far out weigh earthly suffering and loss.

  • A Love We Don't Expect Series

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Sep 15, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,939 views

    God’s love reaches us when we least expect it, inviting us to take up our Cross and follow.

    There’s just something about a surprise party. I think it has to do with the surprise part of the deal. It’s like your day is going along, maybe you’ve even forgotten that it’s your birthday. You’re just going through your day, thinking about a project you have to do after supper, and then, BAM! ...read more