Toll Road: Take Up Your Cross
By Brad Quiring on May 12, 2019
Matthew 16:24-25 (NIV2011) "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." Salvation is free by grace and faith. There is a cost, though, to being on the road of discipleship. The second cost is taking up the cross. The cross is a symbol of our voluntarily putting to death our lives governed by sin, selfishness and pride. It is voluntarily submitting to the power and authority of Jesus.