Let’s Talk About the Cross, Feb 8, 2009

Let’s Talk About The Cross

Luke 9:23
 – icons are symbols
 – what did Jesus mean by “taking up your corss daily and follow me”?
 – you have to be a person that denies yourself, but what does that mean?

To fail to live a crucified ilfe is to live unworthy
Matt 10:38 – “anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me” (NIV)
Gal. 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ…”
 – I have a decision to make when my will crosses God’s will

We have a choice between the cross, heavenly treasures, and earthly treasures
 – Matt. 19:16-24 – the wealthy man loving money more than God

The message of the cross is both foolishness and powerful

Through the cross, I am dead to the world and it is dead to me
 – Gal. 6:14

Through the cross, we’re reconciled to God

It’s possible to be an enemy of teh cross
 – Phil. 3:13-20
 – my way of life right now is either living for God or living away from God. There’s no standing still
 – if God is our belly, we’re not cruicified with Christ