Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Three Steps.

1: Deny ourselves.

2: Take up our cross.

3: Follow Christ

Step number 1 Deny our self. That seems pretty strait forword, put off our old self, be humble, be selfless. I got it.

Now for step number 2 Take up our cross. Here it gets a little unclear. What does it mean to take up our cross daily? Are we supost to bend over and sholder a big hunk of wood every day?

Step number 3 follow Christ. This is nice and clear. All we have to do is strive to be perfect, be humble and gentle. Spred the Gospel to all we meet. Be patient and content in the face of persecution. And be willing to die for our Father. At least if we look at the lives of the disiples as an example.


Luke 9:23 And He said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and tade up his cross daily and follow me."

5 Comments:

At 12/01/2005 7:33 PM, Blogger Matador190 said...

YO! Great posts, keep them up mano!

 
At 12/08/2005 8:38 PM, Blogger Antonio said...

Jason,

what are these the three steps to?

Antonio

 
At 12/15/2005 5:10 PM, Blogger Antonio said...

What again are these three steps to?

 
At 12/18/2005 2:29 PM, Blogger Antonio said...

Jason, are you ignoring me? If so, just tell me so I don't waste my time. I was very nice and cordial to you on my blog, but you choose not to respond to me. Why?

Antonio

 
At 12/18/2005 4:30 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Antonio,thank you, I'm not intentionally ignoring you. My schedule has been very busy this last week, and so I have not been able to dedicate the time and mental energy to give you a complete response.

These are three steps that Jesus gave in Luke 9:23 to "anyone who would come after me". Three steps to becoming more Christlike.

This is one of my favorite verses, our focus should be on magnifying Christ and less on ourselves. And this is a verse in which Jesus clearly laid out how to do that.

This post was also a continuation of my previous post, and how we can stop being blinded by our own selfishness.

Jason

 

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