Many thanks to Brother Matt Gillentine
for bringing God's word to Heartland this morning.
Matt spoke on:
"The Cost of Following Jesus”
Mark 8 (ESV)
27 And Jesus went on with his disciples
to the villages of Caesarea Philippi.
And on the way he asked his disciples,
“Who do people say that I am?”
28 And they told him,
“John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah;
and others, one of the prophets.”
29 And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.”
30 And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.
31 And he began to teach them that the Son of Man
must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders
and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed,
and after three days rise again. 32 And he said this plainly.
And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said,
“Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind
on the things of God, but on the things of man.
34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them,
“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself
and take up his cross and follow me.
35 For whoever would save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.
36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?
Philippians 2 (ESV)
3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit,
but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests,
but also to the interests of others.