What Does it Mean to Deny Yourself and Take up Your Cross?

Category: Questions & Answers

QUESTION: Hi pastor, i have a real concern about what Jesus said to his disciples, “he that is not willing to deny himself, take up his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple” I see so many Christians buying luxurious cars and living in mansions, treating themselves with every pleasure that this world can offer and it seems as if there is no conviction or even thought about what Jesus said to his disciples.Can you please clarify or explain what does it mean to deny yourself and take up your cross?and deny yourself what? What was Jesus talking about?