Passage: Matthew 16:24-27
This is the next sermon in our series on discipleship. In this one, we take a look at the two lives we live in - our real lives (the lives we actually exist in), and our hypothetical lives (the lives we picture when we imagine what the "good life" is, or what our lives "should" look like). The hypothetical lives we imagine can often blind us to the movement of God in our real lives, which can in turn stunt our growth as his disciples. But if we can be open to the twists and turns of Jesus' path (which regularly do not fit our designs), we can be shaped by the King in ever deepening and often unexpected ways.
I hope this is helpful. Blessings,