Jesus Retweeted – Losers
We like _____ _________. Doesn’t make you bad…just makes you human.
________________ _______________ is desperate to win, but followers of Christ must be willing to lose.
Matthew 5:8 (NIV) Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Sometimes, following Jesus feels a lot _________ _____________.
Mark 8:3136 (NIV) He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “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 and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?”
If you refuse to lose now, you’ll eventually lose something ________ __________ _________________ later.
If you choose to _____________ ___________ even when it feels like losing now, you’ll gain something far more significant later.
In order for us to win, ___________ _________ ______ ___________.