Taking Up Our Cross – Dying to Self and Putting Others First

                                                        By Tony K April 2017

Matthew 10:38-39 (KJV) 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

 

Matthew 16:24 (KJV) 24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

 

In the gospels Jesus urged his followers to take up their crosses and follow him. It is interesting to note that Jesus spoke the words in Matthew 10:38-39, Matthew 16:24 and also Luke 9:23, Luke 14:27 and Luke 14:33 before his death. This signifies that he knew exactly by what death he himself would die. Jesus death on the cross and subsequent resurrection are the keystones of our Christian faith. Without this the Christian faith would have no meaning. He shows us that we must die to ourselves by placing our trust in the cross.

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About Tony Koretz

A dedicated musician and audio engineer with a passion for all things related to sound and music, with a desire to see these things used for the Kingdom Of God. I have given years to this pursuit and to improving my skills in these areas. Having worked as a tech in the audio side of television, music, voice over, sound effects, sound for video, and all manner of other audio recording, mixing and mastering projects; I began to apply my knowledge of these to the creating of the A Minute To Midnite show in 2015.

All the music used in every AMTM Show has been written, played and recorded by me. I love being able to combine my gifts as a composer, musician and sound engineer, with the desire to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, along with a message of warning people to prepare for the End Time Events that are unfolding before us.

The A Minute To Midnite show and running the website has pretty much become my full time occupation now. You can find my royalty-free instrumental music and sound effects packs at www.rocksuresoundz.com and my music with vocals at www.koretzmusic.com

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