Christ's Cross and Ours - Part 1 (11 of 37) by Stan Coffey

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Christ's Cross and Ours - Part 1 (11 of 37)
Series: Then Came Jesus
Stan Coffey
Mark 8:31-38

I. THE NECESSITY OF THE CROSS
II. THE SUFFERING OF THE CROSS
III. THE VICTORY OF THE CROSS
IV. THE INVITATION TO THE CROSS

I want you to take God's word and turn please to Mark Chapter 8. I've been preaching through the book of Mark and I've gone ahead of the place where we were last Sunday so I can bring a message entitled ''Christ's Cross and Ours''.

Must Jesus bear the cross alone and all the world go free? No there's a cross for everyone and there's a cross for me. In this passage of scripture in Mark Chapter 8 beginning in Verse 31, Jesus begins to teach His disciples vividly about the cross.

Up until this time He has made veil references to the cross and now plainly He speaks of His death and of His resurrection and He speaks of His cross and then He speaks of your cross. We know about Christ's cross but did you know about your cross.

Notice what it says beginning in Verse 31, ''AND HE BEGAN TO TEACH THEM, THAT THE SON OF MAN MUST SUFFER MANY THINGS, AND BE REJECTED OF THE ELDERS, AND OF THE CHIEF PRIESTS, AND SCRIBES, AND BE KILLED, AND AFTER THREE DAYS RISE AGAIN.

AND HE SPAKE THAT SAYING OPENLY. AND PETER TOOK HIM, AND BEGAN TO REBUKE HIM. BUT WHEN HE HAD TURNED ABOUT AND LOOKED ON HIS DISCIPLES, HE REBUKED PETER, SAYING, GET THEE BEHIND ME, SATAN: FOR THOU SAVOUREST NOT THE THINGS THAT BE OF GOD, BUT THE THINGS THAT BE OF MEN.

AND WHEN HE HAD CALLED THE PEOPLE UNTO HIM WITH HIS DISCIPLES ALSO, HE SAID UNTO THEM, WHOSOEVER WILL COME AFTER ME, LET HIM DENY HIMSELF, AND TAKE UP HIS CROSS, AND FOLLOW ME.

FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT; BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPEL'S, THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT. FOR WHAT SHALL IT PROFIT A MAN, IF HE SHALL GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD, AND LOSE HIS OWN SOUL? OR WHAT SHALL A MAN GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR HIS SOUL?

WHOSOEVER THEREFORE SHALL BE ASHAMED OF ME AND OF MY WORDS ...


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