Deny Thyself

Deny Thyself

Jesus calls for us to bear our crosses, but he does not ask without also carrying his own. The expectation that we sacrifice for one another is deeply rooted in the example of Jesus. We are warned that following Jesus will lead to rejection and suffering, but let us never forget that he was rejected and suffered first, as our example.
 
Peace,
Chess
 
 

Our scriptures this week include the passage Chess is discussing, Mark 8:31-38, as well as Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22:23-31 and Romans 4:13-25.

Our Worship this Week

Suggested Order of Worship for our virtual services.
 

Hymns for the Week

Be encouraged this week by these songs. You can find our playlist here on Spotify.
 
I Stand in Awe
Christ, We Do All Adore Thee
The Glorious Impossible
Follow Me
Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?
Give Me Jesus
Hard Fighting Soldier
 

Children’s Activities for the Week


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Donnis D Crump
Donnis D Crump
1 month ago

999good news that doesn’t sound like good news

suffering
get behind me Satan
see past the cross
would we celebrate our own suffering
rebuke
story does not end at cross
resurrection reign
rationalize
pain lasts a minute but glory lasts forever
2nd way to rationalize suffering – assign positive meaning to the horror
follow Him into His suffering – follow His example
why do we have to suffer?
save our life by losing it
FOLLOW
teachings suffering
enduring
for the benefit of others
holding on to hope
our pain good news to others
find our own cross but good news to be had
gospel in our suffering

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