Sermon: Luke 9:23, No Ordinary Call
Main Point: Follow Jesus by denying yourself and taking up your cross daily.
I. Follow Jesus by denying yourself.
II. Follow Jesus by daily taking up your cross.
“When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Christ may be ‘received’ without creating any special love for Him in the soul of the receiver. The man is “saved,” but he is not hungry or thirsty after God.” – A.W. Tozer
“Discipleship is not simply a door to be entered but a path to be followed, and the disciple proves that his discipleship is genuine by following that path to the end.” – James Mongomery Boice
1) Have you embraced cheap grace or costly grace?
2) Are you fighting and dying to the reign of self?
3) Is Christlikeness your steady pursuit?
4) Is it all fueled by His love for you?
“We live in a day when a substantial part of the evangelical world wants a domesticated Jesus who “blesses, satisfies, fills, thrills, and strengthens his followers,” but does not insist on a cross. What we need is the genuine Jesus who demands that his followers die to self and actually follow Him.” – James Mongomery Boice