My Cross to Bear
This weekend, Pastor Ball’s message comes to us from Mark 8:34:
“Then Jesus called the crowd and his disciples to him. “If anyone wants to come with me,” he told them, “he must forget himself, carry his cross, and follow me.”
Pastor tell us, “Carrying your cross is recognizing that God can do abundantly more with your life than you can ever accomplish on your own. In that understanding, we willingly surrender our lives allowing God to order our steps and influence our direction.
Carrying the cross is allowing God’s word to speak to us. It is trusting that God’s promises still hold true for us today.
When God promises to always work for our good — we believe it.
When He says His word will endure — we trust Him.
This is the work of faith because there are so many voices encouraging us to place our trust elsewehere. There are many reasons to grow discouraged and to have doubts.
To carry our cross we need to let go of everything else. Because we can’t grip this life too tightly and still have our hands free to carry this cross.
But together, faithfully obedient to God’s Word, and connected through the Holy Spirit we can carry this cross into Hilton and beyond.” Praise God!
Pastor Ball’s Message: