Following Christ Will Cost Us Our Lives

Make no mistake – following Christ will cost us our lives.  For a seed to bear fruit, it must be buried and broken open. “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone,” Jesus says in John 12:24 (ESV).   The seed must be sacrificed; it must be put into the ground and planted for the plant to form and bear any fruit.  If it is not planted, it remains alone – a single, unplanted seed which has no fruit.