Radiant Church
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  • Radiant Church
    15522 W Paradise Ln, Surprise, AZ 85374, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • Radiant Church Deer Valley
    20817 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • Radiant Church Sun City
    10701 W Boswell Blvd, Sun City, AZ 85373, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
  • Radiant Church
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
February 21, 2021
MARK
MARK 8:34-38
“No Cross, No Crown”

Mark 8:34-38 NLT
34 Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. 35 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. 36 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?[a] 37 Is anything worth more than your soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

The Principle

Mark 8:34 NLT
34 Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.

1) Self-Denial (Gal 2:20, Rom. 10:9)
2) Cross Bearing
3) Obedience
The Paradox

Mark 8:35-37 NLT
35 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. 36 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?[a] 37 Is anything worth more than your soul?


The Punishment

Mark 8:38 NLT, MSG
38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

38 “If any of you are embarrassed over me and the way I’m leading you when you get around your fickle and unfocused friends, know that you’ll be an even greater embarrassment to the Son of Man when he arrives in all the splendor of God, his Father, with an army of the holy angels.”


Rev. 21:7 NKJV
7 He who overcomes [a]shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.

Rom. 8:3-4 MSG
3-4 God went for the jugular when he sent his own Son. He didn’t deal with the problem as something remote and unimportant. In his Son, Jesus, he personally took on the human condition, entered the disordered mess of struggling humanity in order to set it right once and for all.
The Drive Home

How can I give up my own way, take up my cross, and follow Jesus this week?

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