Daily Devotional
What does “take up your cross” mean?


BIBLE MEDITATION:

“And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:27

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

Jesus’ death upon the cross not only saves us, but it continues to sanctify us.

Have you read where Jesus said, “Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me” (Mark 8:34b)?

Many people think that this means that our “cross” is a sickness, an unsaved spouse, or a cruel boss. However, a cross is not something that is forced upon you, over which you have no choice. A cross is something you willingly take up.

Jesus willingly laid down His life. He calls us to do the same.

ACTION POINT:

Your cross is when you willingly die to yourself. You do this by saying no to sin and self, and yes to Christ.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.