Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24
For Jesus to say this is certainly dramatic. It is also unthinkable. Self-denial is not a popular notion. Discipleship by crucifixion sounds extreme! This is not exactly a user friendly invitation to start a world-changing movement. It sounds crazy. And it certainly calls us to be all it with Jesus. Big Idea: No matter the cost it is worth it to follow Jesus.