Rev. Greg Methvin
April 14, 2019
EXAMPLE of the Cross
We’ve been talking about the meaning of the cross, but one day Jesus said something startling that must have horrified his followers. “You can’t follow me unless you deny yourself daily, take up your cross and follow me”. Wait…MY cross?
This was Jesus’ way of telling us that following him will not be easy. Each of us has a cross to carry – which isn’t just a reference to the pain in your life, but in pursuing God’s mission and purpose there will be difficulty and struggle. As we deal with suffering in our own lives, no help is greater than Jesus’ own example of how he carried his cross. But exactly how does the cross of Jesus help?