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Cross Pp

  1. 3. Following Jesus <ul><li>“ For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.” </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Peter 2.21) </li></ul>
  2. 4. Following Jesus <ul><li>“ For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.” </li></ul><ul><li>(John 13.15) </li></ul>
  3. 5. Why Do You Follow? <ul><li>Some people will follow any movement. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people will follow the fashionable thing. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people will follow Jesus because that is the way it has always been. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people will follow Jesus because their family always has. </li></ul>
  4. 6. What Does it Mean to Follow? <ul><li>Following means you are placing trust and confidence in the other person to make the right decisions as they are leading you. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Everything rises and falls on leadership.” (John Maxwell) </li></ul>
  5. 8. A Homeless Leader? <ul><li>“ Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Matthew 8.20) </li></ul>
  6. 9. Following Jesus has a Cost <ul><li>&quot;If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Matthew 16.24-25) </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>How big is the word “if?” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If I would have ________________ then __________________ never would have happened. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ If” determines destiny and eternity. </li></ul></ul></ul>Following Jesus has a Cost
  8. 11. Three United Steps <ul><li>Denial of self </li></ul><ul><li>Take up your cross </li></ul><ul><li>Then follow </li></ul>
  9. 12. Christ’s Footsteps <ul><li>Christ’s footsteps lead us to live above and not below: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Colossians 3.2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matthew 6.19-20 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do you live daily in the “above” or the “below?” </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>Christ’s footsteps lead us to live “up to” not “down in.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ephesians 4.1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romans 12.1,2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are you living up to your calling, or down to the earthly standard? </li></ul>Christ’s Footsteps

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