To Follow Him

"And he that does not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me."

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  1. Embracing the Cross - {PDF Copy} - (To be the Messiah means suffering and death, and he summons his disciples to follow the same path)
  2. Let this mind be in you - {PDF Copy} - (Paul summons believers to emulate the self-sacrificial obedience of Jesus in their service to one another)
  3. Spiritual Warfare - {PDF Copy} - (Christians wage spiritual “warfare” through right conduct and by emulating the example of Jesus)
  4. Love Your Enemy - {PDF Copy} - (Mercy and love are the defining characteristics of his disciple and reflect the true nature of his Father)
  5. True Spirituality - {PDF Copy} - (The spiritually-minded man understands that "Christ Crucified" is the power and wisdom of God)
  6. The Way of the Cross - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus means a life of self-denial and sacrificial service for others)
  7. Disciples and Persecution - {PDF Copy} - (When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs)
  8. The Cost of Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 6:7-30 - The execution of John the Baptist served as an example of what it means to be his disciple)
  9. Persecution, Suffering, Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus means self-denial and a willingness to suffer, and for disciples, persecution is the highest honor)
  10. Afflicted Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (In this life, the disciple of Jesus will endure “tribulation” and persecution for his sake)
  11. Christian Response to Persecutors - {PDF Copy} - (When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs)
  12. Slave of HIS Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (To be a citizen of the kingdom of God requires a life of self-sacrificial service for others, not power over them)
  13. Paradigm of the Cross - {PDF Copy} - (Christ crucified is the pattern for discipleship and the test of its genuineness)
  14. Prudent or Foolish? - {PDF Copy} - (At the conclusion of his sermon delivered on the mount, Jesus vested his words with ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY)
  15. Greatness in His Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:35-45 - To be a true member of the kingdom necessitates a life of self-sacrificial service to others)
  16. Jesus Refused Political Power - {PDF Copy} - (He rejected Satan's offer of political power and chose, instead, the way of the Suffering Servant)
  17. Signs and Wonders or Christ Crucified? - {PDF Copy} - (Claims that the Church will reap a great harvest of souls through displays of mighty "signs and wonders" do not square with Scripture)
  18. Faithful and Unfaithful Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 9:41-50 Whatever anyone does to a disciple of Jesus, whether for good or evil, is the same as doing it to Jesus)
  19. Governing Authorities - {PDF Copy} - (Romans 13:1-8 To rebel against even tyrannical governments is to resist God's arrangement)
  20. Holiness Before Him - {PDF Copy} - (Paul summoned believers to become completely sanctified by Christ's return)
  21. Blameless in Holiness - {PDF Copy} - (Believers must persevere in afflictions and pursue love so they may stand blameless in holiness when Jesus returns)
Lonely Trail - Photo by Melissa Brown on Unsplash
Photo by Melissa Brown on Unsplash


Language of the New Testament

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