Today’s Verse

He that findeth his life shall lose it.

Matthew 10:39

Tuesday, June 7

Charles Spurgeon said, “There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not crossbearers
here below.”
The cross not only divides believers from unbelievers, it divides genuine disciples from
pseudo (pretend) disciples. Friend, have you nailed your selfish priorities to the cross
and risen with Him to a God-centered life?
The cross divides our afterlife! Jesus said so in today’s verse. The person who
cherishes temporary material possessions and influence will lose everything in eternity.
Jesus illustrated this in The parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21). In The Parable of
the Rich Man in Hell (Luke 16:19-31), He spoke of a great gulf or chasm in eternity over
which no one can pass. That will be the final division of the cross.
Jesus also said, He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. The person who takes
the narrow, difficult road, who becomes a fool in the world’s eyes, who holds no
relationship dearer than Christ’s, who crucifies his ambition will find a richer life than he
ever imagined, both now and in eternity.
Here are my concluding thoughts about the cross: First, if you have not come to Christ
today you stand at the intersection of eternity.
Second, it is possible to have an appearance of being religious, to look like a Christian
and never encounter the real Jesus.
Third, genuine believers are called to have a passion for the message of the cross.

Weekly Memory Verse

And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

Matthew 10:38

"We need men of the cross, with the message of the cross, bearing the marks of the cross."
- Vance Havner

Pastor Armstrong

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