What Does It Really Mean to Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus?

It doesn’t require a very critical reading of the four Gospels to notice that the twelve disciples often missed the mark when it came to understanding what it means to follow Jesus. Even though they were bold enough to confess that Jesus was the Messiah (Luke 9:20), they still had little grasp of what that truly meant. Indeed, they seemed to mistakenly think that Jesus’ anointing would lead to the kind of worldly power that people have always sought after (Luke 9:46). But Jesus taught that a key part of being the Messiah was self-denial, death, and ultimately resurrection—and that to follow Him would mean the same for all of His disciples.

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Wallpaper: Clearly Seen

“God’s glorious power is most clearly seen when we are aware of our frailty and inadequacy.”
— Alistair Begg

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Four Questions Every Christian Parent Should Routinely Ask

Parents ask a lot of questions about their children: Did they get enough to eat today? Are they spending too much time in front of the screen? What type of schooling is best for them? While these sorts of concerns are important, making them the top parenting priority can cause them to be like packing foam—they’ll fill whatever box they’re set in, leaving little to no room for the most important question of all: What kind of spiritual heritage will I leave to my children?

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Wallpaper: To Reconcile Us

“Coming to Jesus begins with learning that Christ died for sins once and for all, the righteous (that’s Him) for the unrighteous (that’s us), to reconcile us to God.”
— Alistair Begg

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The Dawn of Redeeming Grace Advent Devotional

 

Do you feel you’ve heard the Christmas story so many times that perhaps it’s lost its wonder? The Dawn of Redeeming Grace: Daily Devotions for Advent will draw you deep into the first two chapters of Matthew’s Gospel so that you can view the story of Christ’s birth with fresh eyes.

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8 Bible Verses on Thanksgiving and Gratitude

EPHESIANS 5:20“… giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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Wallpaper: Look on the Fields

“With the minutes that remain in our lives, we can lift up our eyes and look on the fields, because, as Jesus said, they’re already ‘white for harvest.’”
— Alistair Begg

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To Follow Jesus, You Have to Persevere. But How?

During Jesus’ ministry on earth, while people answered His call to follow Him, not all became lifelong followers. The Gospel of John tells us of at least one incident when many who had been His disciples “turned back and no longer walked with Him” (John 6:66). Nevertheless, some stood with Him through thick and thin, repenting and seeking His forgiveness on the occasions when they did fall away.

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Divine Alienation: When and Why God Turns His Face Away

The book of Amos contains a truth that is as unpalatable today as it was in Amos’s time: when God’s people begin to look and act like a culture that is defined by moral perversity, material prosperity, and religious hypocrisy, they will become alienated from their creator God. Persistent, unrepentant disobedience will lead to His judgment (Amos 3:13–15; cf. Rev. 2:12–29). Instead of living in the joy of fellowship with Him, those who profess to be God’s people will experience God turning away from them because of the sin they treasure.

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Wallpaper: Keeps Us to the End

“It is the power of God, through the grace of God, that keeps us to the end.”
— Alistair Begg

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