Viva la Revolution #3 - Take up your Cross
Sometimes you have to lose, if you want to win.
Jesus is the Revolutionary King who suffers and dies in the place of sinners. He did the unexpected. What does it mean to follow Jesus? Doing the unexpected. Jesus says, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Taking up your cross is radical and unexpected.
To take up your cross is to die. Die to self. Die to the world. Taking up your cross in this life involves losing your life here and now, but gaining life for eternity (Mark 8:35). Jesus suffered and it’s normal for his followers to suffer. When you understand the cross of Jesus and the big picture of eternity, you won’t just endure suffering but will rejoice in it!
Wanna “Live the Revolution”??? Then take up your cross.
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