Mark 8:31-38 – “Deny yourself;” & “Take up your cross:” Quite possibly the most frightening words that Jesus spoke. What is the cross in this passage? It is quite literally a gruesome, tortured death at the hands of a legitimized mob meant to send a message of terror to all who see it. Who is it for? It’s for Jesus and all who would follow him. Does our world still have crosses? Yes, but the
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February 22, 2015

One more time

Genesis 9:8-17
Let’s make these words part of our conversations with those with whom we disagree on divisive issues (like same-sex relationships): – I want to hear what you think. I want to know what your experience is. – (LISTEN!) – I think differently. OR I disagree with you. OR I see things differently. (Thanks, Jerry King Grosh for suggestions here!) – Your faith is not on the line. – I will not walk out on you.
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