Satan loves to remind us of all that we are missing out on if we follow Christ — except for hell. In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that only those who lose their lives will gain it.
Principle for Bible Reading
What Did Jesus Do?
When pondering the question, “How then shall we live?” the Scriptures are our obvious roadmap. But when we hear a command from God and wonder how we can practically apply it, we can be enlightened by asking how Jesus obeyed it.
- Jesus calls us to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow him (Mark 8:34). What are the four reasons Jesus gives for doing this (Mark 8:34–38)?
- Answer the question of Mark 8:36, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?”
- What tempts you to believe that gaining it in this world is everything?
Yes to Hating Sin, No to Hating Self | In this episode of Ask Pastor John, he distinguished between hating sin and hating self.
The Cost of Nondiscipleship | In this article, Jon Bloom details the great cost of not following Jesus.
Doing Missions When Dying Is Gain | In this classic sermon, Pastor John calls for the mobilization of Christian kamikazes who know that martyrdom is gain — because of Jesus Christ.