In the series we are looking how Jesus challenges us to live differently. Jesus calls to love Him and love others in a radical way. We will live as those who have been transformed, because we have been transformed by Him. Transformed people live transformed lives. However, living transformed lives is done in isolation and it is not easy. It means turning away from our idols and seeking him to help us live counter culturally.
In this sermon, Kate Mkandawire talks about Matthew 16:24-28, the call Jesus places on our lives to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Him. This is how we fully commit to Jesus.
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done. “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
Matthew 16:24-28 NIV