Yesterday we talked about attracting seekers with nothing but Jesus Christ crucified. But Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him take up his cross daily and follow me.” Hmm. We may have a problem here. What’s attractive about denying yourself? It’s un-American. We want people to follow Jesus, but is it realistic to expect them to follow him to the cross? Realistic or not, it’s what Christ’s church has been proclaiming for the past 1970-odd years. And somehow, souls keep answering that call.
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