Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” – Mark 8:34
3. Obedience to Jesus – “follow me”
In a world of having followers and following people (aka twitter), we lose the meaning of the word “follow”. The call to follow Jesus for a “church kid” is more than a casual relationship with an acquaintance on Sunday and Wednesday.
It is a call to everyday obedience.
It is a call to be “all in”.
The stuff they do on Sunday and Wednesday should just be an overflow of their obedience to Christ on the other 5 days of the week.
We must teach our “church kids” that losing their life for Christ and the Gospel is where they will find true life. (Mark 8:35)