“The Gospel calls for our life!” This was the message I wanted to leave with the congregation I love at Mission Hills. I cannot remember a sermon that was harder or more emotional to preach than this last sermon. The content, my love for the people, and the emotion of the announcement to come was all running through my mind. Yet, God was so good to sustain me and allow His message of surrender to come through loud and clear.
If we want to live life, we must lose it. God offers us something much greater than we can ever imagine. That is exactly what Christ is trying to convey in Mark 8:34-37.
My notes for this sermon: God’s Most Unfair Trade, Outline