• The enemy says to play it safe

What Jesus Requires

  • Deny yourself
  • Bear your cross
  • Follow Jesus

– Dwayne Terry

Not Playing It Safe

Sunday April 9, 2017 at 10:30am
Speaker: Pastor Dwayne Terry
From the “Shocking” series. Sermon 4 of 10

Matthew 16:21-22 ESV From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 22 And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you.”

  • The enemy says to play it safe.

Matthew 16:23 ESVBut he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”

What Jesus Requires

Matthew 16:24 ESV – Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

  • Deny

Luke 22:42 ESV“…not my will, but yours, be done.”

  • Bear your cross.

Luke 9:23 ESV And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

1 Peter 2:24 ESV He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Galatians 2:20 ESV I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

  • Follow

1 Chronicles 28:20 ESV – Then David said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the LORD God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished.

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.