"Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me." Matt. 10:38 "Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." Matt. 16:24 We can so easily process our faith to something respectable and somewhat pleasant. … Continue reading Going Crossless
"I tell you the truth, a grain of wheat must fall to the ground and die to make many seeds. But if it never dies, it remains only a single seed.25 Those who love their lives will lose them, but those who hate their lives in this world will keep true life forever." John 12:24-25, … Continue reading Falling, and Dying?
"Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me." Matt. 16:24, NLT This is a head scratcher. The issue for me is that it is the disciples who are being addressed. Jesus has words with them. … Continue reading A More Comfortable Discipleship
"He that taketh not his cross . . . is not worthy of me." Matt. 10:38 by A.W. Tozer Many of the great evangelists who have touched the world for God, including such men as Jonathan Edwards and Charles Finney, have declared that the church is being betrayed by those who insist on Christianity … Continue reading On Complete Surrender, by A.W. Tozer