Equipped To Live A Life That Matters

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Mark 8:27-38

Big Idea: The only way to save my life is to first lose my life

To live a life of eternal significance:

1. I must surrender my life to save it (v. 8:27-33)

3 things I must surrender today:
a) Surrender the popular opinion
b) Surrender my preconceptions & misconceptions
c) Surrender my personal preferences & agenda

2. I must lose my life to find it (v. 8:34-38)

Losing myself for sake of Jesus and the gospel means:
a) I deny myself 
b) I die to myself
c) I devote myself

5 Ways I Live for Christ daily:
a) I consider others above myself (Philippians 2:1-11)
b) I submit my preferences under God’s purposes (Mark 8:34)
c) I absorb the cost of forgiveness (Matthew 18:21-35)
d) I love continually with no expectations or conditions (1 Corinthians 13; John 13:34-35)
e) I focus on giving more than getting (Acts 20:35; 2 Corinthians 9:7-8)