Matthew 16:1 - 16:8, 16:21 - 16:26
In this speech, Steve Gregg reflects on the passage from Matthew 16:1-8, 16:21-26, where Jesus predicts his own crucifixion and calls his followers to deny themselves and carry their cross. Peter, one of Jesus' disciples, opposes this idea and does not want Jesus to suffer or go to the cross. However, Jesus explains that anyone who desires to follow him must deny themselves and accept their fate, even if it means losing temporary pleasures and possessions. Gregg urges the audience to follow Jesus' example and commands, surrendering their will to save souls and gain eternal life.