Take Up Your Cross

Having considered the seven statements of Jesus from the cross, we now turn to what it means when Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Jesus could never be accused of not being honest about what his followers would face. The cross is a symbol of Christianity, but in Jesus’ day it was a horrific death instrument. We look at the implications of his call to crucifixion this morning.

Text: Mark 8:31-38


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