Is There Any Reason to Think Jesus Didn’t Mean What He Said?

Monday is for Discussion

luke9-23“If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? For whoever is ashamed of me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”

Luke 9:23-26 (NASB 1995 Update Ed.)

Questions:  

  1. Is there any reason to believe Jesus didn’t mean what he said?
  2. Have you embraced the fact that you can only gain your life by losing it?
  3. How does a life of losing ourselves manifest itself to the world?


One thought on “Is There Any Reason to Think Jesus Didn’t Mean What He Said?

  1. I recite and meditate on these words every morning. Still processing it after over a year…so at night, with Paul, I say, “Not that I have obtained it yet, but I press on that I might lay hold of it, because Christ Jesus has laid hold of me…” (Philippians 3:10-14)

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