Carry Your Cross

Hi, I’m John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International, and you’re listening to Share Life Today.

Hudson Taylor said even though he endured great hardships and tragedies in his lifelong mission work in China, “I never made a sacrifice.” He counted all the riches of this world (or even the basic comforts) as a loss in gratitude for Jesus’ sacrifice. In Matthew sixteen, Jesus told His disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” You see, we carry our crosses in gratitude to Jesus! And through the hardships, we tell others the Good News of the Gospel. In Lebanon, a family came to know Jesus. And when the people of their village heard, they started persecuting them. But both they and the Christians who led them to Jesus started sharing about Christ, and the village deemed that their faith was not dangerous and accepted them with peace. Many more have come to saving faith in Jesus since then. Want to know how you too can share your faith? Well, visit us at

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