“Pick Up Your Cross!” John 19:16-18

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Several times during Jesus’ earthly ministry he let his listeners know that in order to follow Him, they would  have to pick up and carry their own crosses.  This probably didn’t take on real meaning until they watched Jesus literally pick up his cross, on their behalf, as he marched forward towards his own death. Listen as Pastor Bob discusses what it means for us as Christians to pick up and carry our crosses today.

Our Bible text for Today’s Message is from John 19:16-18

The Crucifixion of Jesus

16 Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified.

So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.

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