christian quotes, quotes
May 31, 2017 at 13:56
Ok, I’ll give it a shot…
To take up my cross is to lift up The Cross and live ever beneath it.
May 31, 2017 at 15:18
Works for me!
I could ask for more, but that’s up to you!
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May 31, 2017 at 15:26
☺ I do have more thoughts, connected to our having been baptized into the death and resurrection of Christ, but nothing that is fully fleshed out…
May 31, 2017 at 15:34
Well you have fleshed it out before with that whole serve your neighbor thing
Just my observation
May 31, 2017 at 15:55
Good observation 😀
Yeah, I might say that living beneath the Cross, far from being a burden to carry, is actually what frees me to love my neighbour as I ought. Or, at least *begin* to, for loving our neighbour is never really finished, there’s always more to do in that respect. Yet, at the same time, under the Cross, it is finished. His grace is sufficient, so I am able to serve my neighbour as best I can, knowing that it is He who ultimately brings it to completion.
There. I went and said more. You have a way of getting more out of me, Wally!
May 31, 2017 at 16:03
I agree about the burden part. If we do it His way…no burden. Our way, it will crush us beneath the burden.
May 31, 2017 at 14:38
To be perfectly honest, I’m not exactly sure what that means other than walk as He did, regardless of the burden.
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I think that’s perfect!
May 31, 2017 at 15:37
I might ask….RE burden…is it really? I might say that if we actually get in line with His desires that the burden is in fact lifted.
Just my observation.
May 31, 2017 at 15:54
to live out suffering, opposition, shame and even death for the cause of Christ in a way that displays His glory…
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May 31, 2017 at 16:04
Amen. We ought to be willing to do as much for the Kingdom as the King did for us! Thanks for the input!
May 31, 2017 at 17:01
Wally, it means taking the hostlity, shame, and reproach that comes from belonging to Jesus.
May 31, 2017 at 17:11
Indeed, it could Maria. Thanks for chiming in!
May 31, 2017 at 19:18
Accepting that you may be jeered at and made fun of because of your affiliation w/ Christ, accepting any burdens God decides to place on you, and accepting suffering as a gift from God.
May 31, 2017 at 19:38
You know, Patrick, that seems to be a common thread in the answers here. I like the addition of being accepting of the things He places on us, though. Thanks!
May 31, 2017 at 20:40
Choose this day what Master you serve
May 31, 2017 at 20:49
Ah…nice. Thank you Melissa
June 1, 2017 at 02:05
Death, that ultimately leads to life – life eternal. And seeming defeat which scores an eternal victory. And in the end, seeing who Christ really is! Great question, by the way!!
June 1, 2017 at 04:16
Very eloquent answer, thanks for jumping in the conversation!
June 1, 2017 at 05:56
Thank you, Wally, for making us think! I wasn’t trying to be eloquent, lol! That’s just the first thing that came to mind!!
June 1, 2017 at 06:19
Ha. Well you succeeded. Sometimes, just opening up a post to discussion is really fun, not to mention I get to learn things. Thanks
June 1, 2017 at 05:01
To me it means “dying to self” and also to be willing to be rejected, ostracized, laughed at and ignored, not only by some friends and family but also your own children, it hurts, the cross is painful and one day it may cost us our own lives for the sake of Christ.
But we know the end of the “Book”, WE WIN….
June 1, 2017 at 06:22
Hi Cristina. That seems to be a common thread in the answers, that we need to be prepared to go through the things He did. Children huh? You know, my own children are not believers, and they think I have lost my mind sometimes I am sure.
June 1, 2017 at 08:02
So true Wally. Just to see my children and grandchildren walking in the truth, what a joy! that would be. So grateful God hears our prayers.
Many blessings to you and your family.
June 1, 2017 at 08:31
Yes, he does. Thanks Cristina
June 1, 2017 at 05:08
Jesus had come and done His part and gave us a commission. By this statement, I’d want to believe He is encouraging us to do likewise. To walk in His steps regardless of the striving of men or their opinions. To follow! This mean trusting God when you can’t see your way through. What say you Pst Wally?
June 1, 2017 at 06:20
I think that is excellent! “Encouraging us to do likewise.” I think that is exactly the point; we are to “do likewise,” as in follow His example and try to be like Him. Thanks for adding to the conversation.
June 1, 2017 at 10:41
Trying being the key word, because it is truly GRACE!!!! I enjoyed the simple thought-provoking conversation
June 1, 2017 at 11:11
Sometimes those conversations are really fun aren’t they? Thanks
June 1, 2017 at 12:37
It means that we are the hands and the feet of our Lord Jesus. We have been crucified with Him, now let’s put action to our newly resurrected selves by following in His image
As Jesus walked so should we walk, not in our strength, but in His power and authority. 1 John 2:6 The one who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”
June 1, 2017 at 13:55
Great point, Patrick. We sometimes don’t emphasize our own crucifixion with Him, and the new birth. That we are resurrected to a new walk. Thank you
June 1, 2017 at 13:47
I no longer live for myself but for Him
June 1, 2017 at 13:56
June 3, 2017 at 07:55
to reject our will and follow GOD;s will
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