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  • The Burden Of The Cross

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Feb 26, 2021

    The cross of Christ is hard and difficult, but Jesus asks us to deny yourself, lose yourself, and take up our cross.

    Mark 8:31-38 The Burden of the Cross • It used to be that we could carry our own suitcase and sometimes they were heavy • . Now, we have wheels on the suit cases even back packs have wheels to make it easier. • When I was at my last appointment we did a Cross walk from Gazebo to The more

  • Pay Me Now Or Pay Me Later

    Contributed by John Beehler on Mar 20, 2001
    based on 79 ratings

    A Christian must carry the cross

    Pay Me Now, or Pay Me Later 1. Walk in any pharmacy. Most popular product is painkillers. Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Aleve, Anacin. Tablets or caplets. Huge bottles holding 250, 500 pills or pocket-size of 8. Some combined with decongest to kill two pains with one pill. Rub-on more

  • Cross Fitted Series

    Contributed by Johnny Byrd on Oct 11, 2017

    What does Jesus mean when Jesus says Carry our Cross

    Luke 9:23-25New Living Translation (NLT) 23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. 24 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save more

  • The Lost And Found

    Contributed by Mary Erickson on Feb 28, 2021

    Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year B

    February 28, 2021 Hope Lutheran Church Rev. Mary Erickson Mark 8:31-38 The Lost and Found Friends, may grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and Christ Jesus our Lord. Most public places have a lost and found. Schools, churches, grocery stores, bus stations. Somewhere more

  • Take Up Your Cross-Only If You Are Nuts Series

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Mar 17, 2002
    based on 81 ratings

    This Sermon Is The Second In NUTS. It deals with our call to deny ourselves, pick up our cross and follow Jesus.

    Take Up A Cross—Only If You Are NUTS 3/17/2002 Jeremiah 15:18-21 Matthew 16:21-28 Earlier this year, we went to the Beyond All Limits Conference for pastors in Florida, and heard a message by Leanord Sweet entitled NUTS Passion. NUTS Passion meant Never Underestimating The Spirit more

  • The Cross Of Commitment Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 45 ratings

    Calling people to a deeper commitment to God and each other on our 91st Anniversary Commitment Sunday.

    Commitment Sunday February 11, 2002 The Cross of Commitment Luke 9:23 It may be hard to imagine the renowned theologian J.I. Packer sitting in a hot tub, but that is where he is when he makes this quote: “The other day I sat there savoring hot tubness, cracking small jokes and adjusting to more

  • "Got To Choose"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 10, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    A sermon about self-denial, taking up the Cross and following Jesus.

    Mark 8:31-38 “Got to Choose” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA Each week my friend John LeGault from First United Methodist Church sends me his sermon and I send him mine, via the email. We read one another’s sermons, and more

  • The Cross You Carry Series

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Mar 9, 2003
    based on 38 ratings

    Whoever desires to come after me (1)let him deny himself, (2)take up his cross, and (3)follow me.

    The Cross You Carry (Mk.15:16-22; Mk.8:34) During Lent we come face to face with the cross Christ died upon to save us from our sins. I preach about it, we read Scripture describing it, hymns we sing talk about it; each Sunday morning we face it more

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by David Henderson on Dec 21, 2015

    A cross is much more than a piece of jewelry.

    Take Up Your Cross Scripture: Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me." Mark 8:34 (NIV) (Hold up one of the crosses.) You know what this is, don't you? Of course you do, it is a more

  • The Call Of The Cross Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 8, 2016

    the cross is not just a symbol we look to or place our faith in. It’s not just what Jesus did for us. It is what Jesus invites us to. It is a way of life for those following Jesus.

    The Call to the Cross Mark 8:34-38 The Cross. What comes to mind when you hear that word? A decorative altar ornament? Something that rests on top of a church steeple? A piece of jewelry hanging around the neck? Mention the word "cross" to the people of Jesus' day and a very different image came more

  • 15 Pentecost A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Aug 28, 2002
    based on 77 ratings

    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 behind more

  • Where One Life Ends And Another Begins Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on May 11, 2014

    the cross is not just a symbol we look to or place our faith in, it is also a way of life for those who choose to follow Jesus. The word crux is defined as, “a vital, basic or pivotal point.” It’s the moment when everything changes,

    Where One Life Ends and Another Begins Mark 8:34-38 Lent is a season of preparation and reflection on our lives of following Jesus but more than anything, it is a journey to the cross. In the time of Jesus, the word for cross in Latin was, “crux” and was the ultimate symbol of shame more

  • Cross Carrying

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 16, 2003
    based on 58 ratings

    Jesus instructs us, if we want to be a follower, to deny ourselves, pick up our cross and follow.

    2 Lent B Mark 8:31-38 16 March 2003 Rev. Roger Haugen Just verses before we have Peter declaring, “You are the Christ, the son of the living God!” Jesus is the Messiah, the one who has come to save his people, to lift them above the “oppressor’s rod”, to bring about the Kingdom of God where the more

  • The Cross We Take Up Series

    Contributed by Mike Lewis on Dec 26, 2022

    These men had taken up their cross to follow Jesus. And that is the title of our sermon this morning. The Cross We Take Up.

    WELCOME & INTRODUCTION THROUGH THE GATES OF SPLENDOR It was the summer of 1950 when Jim Elliot learned of the Auca Indians and many of the Quichua tribes living throughout the jungles of Ecuador. He was asked to consider a calling to preach the Gospel to these people. After learning their more

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Oct 4, 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 kitchen more