Following Jesus from the Cross to the Resurrection

Text: Luke 9:18-36
Dr. Peter Green

Because of his great love for us, Jesus gives very clear instructions in today’s text both to his disciples but also to us regarding the cost and reward of discipleship. We follow him because he is God’s Messiah. Following him requires the daily, repeated denial of comfort, material security and relationships. But we also follow Jesus to — and through — the cross to the hope of the resurrection that he secured for us.