Devotions for Friday, August 5, 2016

9:23 Then he said to them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. 25 What does it profit them if they gain the whole world, but lose or forfeit themselves? The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. (1989). (St. Luke 9:23-25). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Discussion: What sacrifices might I be willing to make, in order to remain faithful to Christ?

Prayer: In Christ, dear God, you were willing to suffer and die, because of your love for us. As you have placed no limits on your love, grant that we might place no limits on our faithfulness, that our lives might be a proclamation of your presence and power. Amen.