MaRK 8:34-38

Is there a cost in following Jesus? Definitely! What is the expectation or cost of following Jesus? The price is denying yourself, taking up your cross, and following Jesus. To deny self means to find our ultimate purpose, pleasure, and peace in Jesus. It is giving all our rights – our total selves to Him. We have no rights – just promises and blessings. Following Jesus means living for an audience of one – Jesus Christ.


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Content for the sermon has been researched from many different sources. I make every effort to acknowledge these sources whenever possible.