Faith

Sharing Sunday: the dying side of living

The cross.

Our pastor reminded us Sunday of the cross carried by Christ.

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We are told to carry our crosses.

Then He [Jesus] said to them all,

“If anyone desires to come after Me,

let him deny himself,

and take up his cross daily,

and follow Me.”

(Luke 9:23)

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The cross.

A splintered beam of death.

Not simply a burden or hardship.

Taking up the cross.  Daily.

A willingness to accept death.

Death of self.

All rights to me surrendered.

Giving up carnal pursuits and passions.

And receiving what was purchased by the Blood of the Lamb.

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Life.

It is finished.

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4 thoughts on “Sharing Sunday: the dying side of living”

  1. I love this. What a great reminder. I was struck by the deny yourselves daily…everyday. Sometimes I feel like it must be just me that can’t seem to let things go or rise above my flesh. But if Christ pointed it out – maybe I’m not the only one!

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