Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Posted: February 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

It’s hard to carry a grudge, or anything else that diminishes the good spirit of Jesus Christ within us, when we are busy carrying the cross.

THE THOUGHT OF CARRYING THE CROSS MAY SEEM DAUNTING, but once you pick it up, you’ll find that’s it’s not nearly as heavy as you imagined! “My yoke it is easy, my burden is light,” said Jesus. Maybe carrying the cross is as much about what we learn to set down as it is about what we’re called to pick up.

I preached Between a Rock and a Hard Place yesterday at the Old Stone Church for the second Sunday in Lent. Based on Mark 8:27-38, we wrestle with the dilemma Peter faced after making his confession of faith in Jesus at Caesarea Philippi, on the one hand, and his call to deny himself, pick up the cross and follow Jesus, on the other.

As you journey in faith throughout the season of Lent, and beyond, I pray that Between a Rock and a Hard Place, helps you deepen your understanding of both the blessings and the power of carrying the cross of Jesus. God bless you today, and forever.



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