Take Up Your Cross
and Follow Jesus
(Matthew 16:24-28; Mark 8:34-9:1; Luke 9:23-27)
24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone
would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
25 Forwhoever would save his life will lose it, but
whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?
Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?
27 For the Son of Man is going to come with his
angels in the glory of his Father,
and then he will repay each person
according to what he has done.
28 Truly, I say to you, there are some
standing here who will not taste deathuntil
they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”