I Pledge Allegiance to the Cross

THE KINGDOM OF GOD

July 01, 2018

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Jesus was known for his "mic drop" statements - anchors of a countercultural lifestyle for any who would follow the way of the cross. Maybe on this holiday weekend, it's time to lay down our small thinking, paper-thin theories, our angry misconceptions and fear-based reactions and pick up the cross of Jesus. The agenda of Jesus. Who's in? 
 
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Today's Focus

Matthew 16:21-25

 

 

 

 

 

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Jesus was known for his “mic drop" statements – anchors of a countercultural lifestyle for any who would follow the way of the cross. Maybe on this holiday weekend, it’s time to lay down our small thinking, paper-thin theories, our angry misconceptions and fear-based reactions and pick up the cross of Jesus. The agenda of Jesus. Who’s in?

The Kingdom of God
“I Pledge Allegiance to the Cross"

MONDAY: Matthew 19:13
Why do you think the disciples tried to stop the people from bringing the children to Jesus? What did that say about their culture? What did Jesus’ response teach us about the Kingdom of God?

TUESDAY: Matthew 20:16
How does this verse make you feel? Does it frustrate you? What does it tell you about the Kingdom of God?

WEDNESDAY: Matthew 16:25-26
What do you think Jesus means by this? What priorities is Jesus sharing?

THURSDAY: John 14:4-16
Why did Peter protest? What did Peter learn about the Kingdom of God?

FRIDAY: Luke: 22:66-23:47
What does this passage teach you about the character of Jesus? What does this passage teach you about the Kingdom of God?

SATURDAY: Luke 6:27-35
Again and again in this verse, we are to give good when we get bad. How are you supposed to live that out?

SUNDAY: Matthew 16:24-25
What does it mean to take up your cross and follow him? What is YOUR cross to take up today?

Sermon Transcript

Matthew 16:21-25

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