Bulletin: July 25, 2021

Cross-Shaped Discipleship
Mark 8:27-9:13

Mark: Good and Gracious King #15
Dave Tate

• Mark 8:27-33

However, to _________________ from lashing out at someone when you want to do so with all your being is agony. It is a form of suffering. You not only suffer the original loss of happiness, reputation and opportunity, but now you forgo the consolation of inflicting the same on them. You are absorbing the debt, taking the cost of it completely on yourself instead of taking it out on the other person. It hurts terribly. Many people would say it feels like a kind of death. – Tim Keller

• Mark 8:34-38

Many Christians believe Jesus ________________ so we do not have to, but true discipleship is a call to come suffer WITH Jesus. – Dallas Willard

• Mark 9:1-13

A ________________ is a person who has decided that the most important thing in their life is to learn how to do what Jesus said to do. A _________________ is not a person who has things under control, or knows a lot of things. Disciples simply are people who are constantly revising their affairs to carry through on their decision to follow Jesus. – Dallas Willard

Give up ________________ and you will find your real self. Lose your life and you will save it…look for yourself and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him and with Him everything else thrown in. – C.S. Lewis