Jesus explains very clearly what the cross implies: that whoever would be His disciple would have to endure hardships, be evil spoken of, suffer persecution and in many cases find foes in his own household. Cross-bearing signifies endurance of trials, difficulties, disappointments, the crossing of the human will and preferences by circumstances and conditions permitted of the Father. Our Lord’s will was fully submitted to God, so that it was his delight to do the Father’s will, and this must be our attitude to commence with, but after this consecration
DO YOU KNOW: That many preach what they call “the full gospel,” but that it usually lacks some very important and heart-cheering parts of the full “glorious gospel” of God and Christ (1 Tim. 1:11; 2 Cor. 4:4)?
That the word gospel means “good tidings,” “good news,” “good message” and that all need the Bible’s glorious “good news”?