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Following Jesus          Luke 9:18-26

The Right One to Follow                                                        V. 18-22

Now it’s one thing to sit around and talk about what others believe. But God always has a way of making truth ________________ for us. 

Christ is the Greek word; Messiah is the Hebrew word – it means _________________ One.                Psalm 2

It’s impossible to be wrong about Jesus and right with God!                       -Warren Wiersbe

Isa. 53:6           Daniel 9:26b       Zechariah 3:8-9        Zechariah 12:10

The right attitudes of the follower                                        V. 23-26

Christ followers are called to deny their _______________ selves

What you are called to deny for Christ is based on something you are called to _____________ for Christ – that He wants what’s truly best for you more than you know how to want what’s truly best for you. 

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for He who comes to God must believe that He is, and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.                          -Hebrews 11:6

Christ followers are called to die ___________ to their selfish selves

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.    -Gal. 2:20

Jesus embraced His cross to actualize salvation for all who believe in Him. We embrace our cross to give people _______________ to that saving message! 

Christ followers are called to follow Jesus _________________