“Adam, where are you?”
“Disciples, who do YOU say that I am?”
We must know WHO Jesus is and WHAT his Gospel is if we are to LOSE OUR LIFE for them.
We know for certain that they’re not of the world or of man.
We know for certain that any attempt to SAVE OURSELVES...OUR LIVES...is CONTRARY to the CROSS.
We must DENY OURSELVES.
Take up OUR CROSS.
(Not the world. Not religious leaders. Not public figures. Not political rebellion. Not conspiracies. Not personal preference or gain)
We WILL LOSE OUR LIVES BECAUSE of JESUS and his GOSPEL that are EVIDENT in our lives...so much so there is enough concrete evidence to convict us of:
•TAKING UP OUR CROSS
(losing our life, giving up our ways/desires/preferences)
•FOLLOWING JESUS...a very RADICAL man representing LOVE, HONOR, GRACE, MERCY, SACRIFICE and SERVANTHOOD.