Main Point: Jesus insists that we be “all in” with him.Take away: If you want to save your life, put yourself aside, pick up your cross and press on with Jesus.Suggested Memory Verse: Mark 8:34 - Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”
How do you (or how would you) feel when you are part of a team and a member of the team wants to do their own thing, rather than what is best for the team? What do you want to say to them?
Can you think of a time when you wanted something to go one way, but God clearly meant for it to go a different way? How easy, or how difficult was it for you to accept God’s way?
Think of some examples of what it means to “deny you [...]