Carrying the Cross

in Jesus New Life

So here's the question: What does it take to follow Jesus? I'm Ron Moore with today's Bible Minute.

Jesus put it this way in Matthew 16:24-26. He said, "'Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?'"

Carrying the cross was a one-way journey. The cross-bearer would not return. So it is when Jesus tells us to carry our cross. It is a vivid picture that we are on a one-way journey with Jesus. We are not going to return to the old life.

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