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Luke 9:23-27 – “Following After Jesus”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Sept 17th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon.  You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

Luke 9:23-27


  • Previous… Peter professes who Christ is
  • Now, Jesus is sharing the cost of believing it and living this life out (totally and faithfully)
  • Jesus’ mission becomes our mission
  • Discipleship is followship
  • Discipleship requires a cross
  • Two Crosses
    • His
    • Mine

IF anyone would come after me… DISCIPLESHIP

  • IF….
  • We were dead, but now are alive.
  • The life of a Chrisitan should be radically different than the unconverted.
  • We say we believe in the Gospel, have accepted the Gospel, what about LIVING OUT THE GOSPEL.


Deny self

  • Me, Me, Me
    • The wrong – I need, I desire, I am due, I am owed
    • The right – I find my hope/passion in HIM THROUGH ME
  • Me nothing. Him everything
  • How is it working with me in charge?
  • Allow Him to be who He is… in our life
  • We can only have one master in life….HE IS SAVIOR AND LORD!
  • Proverb 3:5-6

Take up the Cross

  • EMBRACE your purpose
    • Vision, Passion, Determination
  • SEEK God’s will (Listen to and trust in God’s Word)
    • Matthew 6:33; 1 Chronicles 16:11
    • The Spirit of God and the Word of God
  • LEARN to handle adversity
    • Setbacks and Suffering
  • LIVE for His Glory
    • Live in His presence Psalm 16:11
    • No glory without the cross.

Galatians 2:20 – Crucified with Christ

Galatians 5:24 – Crucified the flesh and its passions

Follow after Him

  • Obedience
    • Love, Listen, and Do
  • Continuous
  • Joyous


WHOEVER…Gain or loss

Lose – the satisfactions of this world

Gain – The satisfaction of being in the presence of JESUS

John 12:25

THE JUDGMENT – vv. 25-26

Gains the whole world

  • Everything this life has to offer (Christless life)
  • Ambitions, achievements, pleasures

Ashamed of me

  • Jesus the ultimate and eternal judge
  • Those that DO NOT deny self, take up the cross, and follow Him