…About What It Means To Be A Jesus-Follower?

Sixth in the series “Why Should I Even Care?”

Mark 8:34-9:1

Main Point:  The benefits of following Jesus are more valuable than even life itself.

  1. Those who follow Jesus must not maintain a selfish stance [34-37]
    1. “When Jesus calls a man, He bids him to come and die.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    2. John 12:20-33
    3. Psalm 49:5-9
  2. Those who follow Jesus will be tested by life’s challenges [38]
    1. Daniel 7:9-10
  3. Those who follow Jesus can expect His beautiful reign [1]
    1. Mark 9:2-4
    2. 2 Peter 1:16-17
    3. Revelation 19:11-16
  4. Jesus is worth whatever it costs you to follow him!
  5. Application questions:
    1. Are you ready to start actually following Jesus today?
    2. Onto what aspects of a selfish life are you still holding?
    3. How do we actually go about denying ourselves?