THE OFFENSE OF THE CROSS / Mark 827-38February 12, 2023 / Mark 8:27-38 Matthew 16:16-18, Luke 9:23-26
FILL IN THE BLANKS
The church is on the gospel of Jesus Christ . Any “gain” without the gospel is really the church’s .
The gospel of is foundational to Christian and Christian .
God sees through our and knows our greater .
It’s one thing to verbally to the gospel and quite another to oneself to the of the gospel.
It is no gospel that promises without to self and for Christ. He died and now lives. It stands to reason that something must die in us in order to truly live.
The gospel issues a call to die… die to , die to , and died to our comforts and .
Believers can easily find ourselves Christ if we fail to deny ourself, take up our cross, and follow Jesus.
APPLICATIONS Sin to Confess, Promise to Claim, Attitude to Change, Command to Obey, Example to Follow