- Describe a time when you gave up something.
- In what ways do you live for Christ?
Reading: Mark 8: 34-37
When Jesus called his disciples, He told them to follow him, giving up whatever they were doing, leaving behind all their possessions, and trusting fully in Him. He told them to lose their old life and become a new person, giving their live to Him.
I read a sign on a church bulletin board that said, "Jesus died for us. We should live for Him." I thought it was a great quote. We should live our lives for Christ.
Would it be hard for you to give up all you had and follow Christ? You probably would have to think about it, wouldn't you? As humans, we are so driven by what we have and many times we don't want to give that up. But we should be willing to do that for Christ.
Imagine what it was like to be Job. He lost everything, but still he trusted in the Lord. And, he was ultimately rewarded. Giving up everything may be tough at the time, but in the long run, your rewards could be even greater.
--Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Discuss with others, or meditate on the following quote by St. Bernard of Clairvaux. "All things are possible to one who believes."