Deny, Take Up, and Follow

“If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” – Jesus (Matt. 16:24)

The stern, unbending demand of Christ is still true today:

Deny Self; Disown, disdain one’s flesh.

Take up your cross; (Luke adds, “daily.”) We cannot escape suffering, but through Christ, we can endure it.

Follow Jesus; to be in the same way with, accompany Him.

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