Here is a tune to “tune you up” for this Sunday’s sermon on Luke 9:18-27. Jesus gave His life for us, and the very least we can do is EVERYTHING by giving our life back to Him as our Savior and Lord. No halfhearted, lukewarm, pew-warming Christianity; rather, we offer our lives up to Him as living sacrifices.
One man wrote, “The problem in Christianity today is that Jesus does all the dying and people do all the living”. It is evidenced in Christian bookstores whereby there are very few books that talk about how to die to self, yet Jesus says that if we are to live we must first die. It’s a Christian paradox. And, not die occasionally – Jesus says we must die every day.
Read and meditate on Luke 9:18-27 while you listen to Offering by Third Day.
In case you receive these devotionals but do not attend Walnut Hill Church of Christ, please watch the sermon at Walnut Hill Church of Christ on the web. I am not a professional preacher; rather, I am just one beggar telling other beggars where to get the bread, and this message is major bread for all of us.
And it happened that while He was praying alone, the disciples were with Him, and He questioned them, saying, “Who do the people say that I am?” They answered and said, “John the Baptist, and others say Elijah; but others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.” And He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered and said, “The Christ of God.” But He warned them and instructed them not to tell this to anyone, saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and be raised on the third day.”
And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, this is the one who will save it. For what good does it do a person if he gains the whole world, but loses or forfeits himself? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory and the glory of the Father and the holy angels. But I say to you truthfully, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”