Take It Deeper Questions:
Read Matthew 16:24-28.
If a sociologist was tasked with understanding you and the only resource they were given was all of your stuff, what would they find? What would they write?
What do these things in verse 24 mean: Come after me (Jesus)? Deny self? Take up your cross?
How would you explain to a twelve year old what it is to lose your life in order to gain it?
How would you explain to a twelve year old what it is to gain the whole world yet forfeit your soul?
If salvation is not about what a person does, what is the reward mentioned in verse 27?
How does this text challenge you today?