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The Day Christ Could No Longer Carry His Cross

Pastor Scott George - February 28, 2021

The Day Christ Could No Longer Carry His Cross

Matthew 27:32

As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.

Simon – to __________

Cyrene – Supreme __________

Compassion is a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by suffering, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the pain

When You Carry A Cross...

1. You’re __________ that all believers have one to carry

Matthew 16:24-26

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?”

2. At times it will be too much to bear but others will __________ it for you

Galatians 6:2

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

3. You’ll be __________ who steps up to carry your cross

Ephesians 4:2

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

4. You’ll understand the “__________ of suffering”

1 Peter 1:6-9

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

5. You’ll discover that this “instrument of death” actually brings __________

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

6. You’ll receive __________ to continue

Romans 5:2-4

Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

In Case You Missed Them... Answers

1. Hear

2. Power

3. Aware

4. Carry

5. Surprised

6. Mystery

7. Life

8. Grace