Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Matthew 16:21-27.

Dying to Live  (Matthew 16:21-27)

I.   Life without a cross is the __________ idea (v.23).

II.  If Jesus came to die and rise, He expects no less __________!

A. His life ___________ yours (v.24).

B. Your new life is hidden in your __________ (v.25; John 12:24; Colossians 3:1-4).

C. There are no _______________ disciples. 

1. What each person “has done” (v.27) is either ____________or ____________. 

2. “Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin” (Romans 7:25).  

3. Discipleship and good works flow naturally from __________ (Ephesians 2:8-10; Hebrews 11).

III. “God…gives _________ to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist” (Romans 4:17).