Monday, June 9

The Way of the Cross

Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to come after Me, 
let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life 
for My sake will find it. 
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, 
and loses his own soul? 
Matthew 16:24–26

"I must needs go home by the way of the cross,
There’s no other way but this;
I shall ne’er get sight of the gates of light,
If the way of the cross I miss.

I must needs go on in the blood sprinkled way,
The path that the Savior trod,
If I ever climb to the heights sublime,
Where the soul is at home with God.

Then I bid farewell to the way of the world,
To walk in it never more;
For the Lord says, “Come,” and I seek my home,
Where He waits at the open door.

The way of the cross leads home,
The way of the cross leads home,
It is sweet to know as I onward go,
The way of the cross leads home."

Jessie B. Pounds

For the message of the cross 
is foolishness to those who are perishing, 
but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18


  1. Beautiful shots of that church, Sharon, and such great truth in that song! Haven't heard that one for years.

  2. That is a lovely church building! I also love the hymn words! Thank you for sharing both.