“Denying, Taking, Following…”

September 15, 2017

“Denying, Taking, Following…”

Blessings folk!

Jesus had given a surprising response to Peter…

Mar 8:33
But turning around and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter and said,
“Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.”

But, Jesus did not stop there.

He gathered the crowd and His disciples and continued speaking…

Mar 8:34-38

And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.

“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.

“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

“For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation,
the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”

We see much here.

For today…

We see how to set our mind on God’s interests, rather than man’s.
We see what it means to “come after Me”.

It is done by…

  • denying ourselves
  • taking up our cross
  • following Him

Do so.

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