Title: The Cross Over Comfort
Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter
Scripture: Matthew 16:21-27
Somehow, we have bought into the belief that God’s primary desire is for us to be comfortable, to be happy, to achieve all our dreams, and to have everything we want. We have bought into the lie that states the since God is love, if you have enough faith you will never experience discomfort, sadness, suffering, loss, sickness, or defeat. And because of this, when the realities of life come crashing down we start doubting God and blame him for not fulfilling these false promises we have believed. In Matthew 16 Jesus commands us to take up our cross and follow him. We are to told to choose the way of the cross over this deceptive comfort.