The Death of Jesus: The Way of the Cross

Luke 9:23-25—Then Jesus said to them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who would want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save… Continue reading

John 3:16-17 Series “For God So Loved the World” (Part Three)

In the second sermon of this series on John 3:16 we discovered that the focus of eternal life in the New Testament is not on how long it lasts (although it lasts forever)—the focus is on the quality of life. Eternal life is a life lived in the Kingdom of… Continue reading

Mark 8:34-37 “Our Cross”

“Take up your cross and follow me.” For two thousand years the church has found in these words of our Lord the supreme call to discipleship. What the twentieth century martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer called “the cost of discipleship” is summed up in this terse summons of Jesus. But what is… Continue reading