Take Up Your Cross

In case you missed it this morning.

The True Man

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
Matthew 16:24

The Gospel, as the Scriptures reveal, is that we are saved by grace through faith alone, because Jesus …

…was born to be our substitute under God’s Law;

…lived perfectly to be our righteousness by faith;

…died on the CROSS to forgive all the sins of all people of all time;

…rose from the dead after three days in order that we, too, might rise from the grave one day;

…and ascended into heaven with the promise that he would come back to take all believers in him to live in paradise.

You should notice that the cross is in the middle of the Gospel!

And Jesus would tell us that if we are to “come after” him (that is, follow him and do what…

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