Matthew 16:24-25

Matthew 16:24–25 (ASV 1901)

24Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage

Wong Kiu taik was willing to forego his family for the sake of Christ.
When Jane shared her newfound Christian faith to the people of her village her parents were persecuted and threatened to be ostracized for such a faith.
Hermann Ball's self-denying decision to abandon all else and choose Poland as a mission field left a deep impression on George Müller, who had backslidden and given up the work God was calling him to because of the passionate love he had for a young woman. By contrasting his decision with Hermann's, George Müller retraced his steps back to his Savior.
The Goforth's eighteen month old was very sick, and all attempts to save the toddler from dysentery seemed futile. Death, it seemed, was imminent. But as both parents knelt down to commit the little boy's soul to his Maker, the totally unexpected happened.
Hudson Taylor was robbed and abandoned by his servant on his way to Ningpo to get medical supplies. But despite these tragedies and the resulting weariness and hunger, he was more concerned about preaching Christ Jesus to the unbelievers around.
Zhang Rongliang, a member of the Chinese Communist Party, was arrested for attending a Christian meeting. Although he was offered freedom if he would deny Christ, he prayed and received the grace and courage to stand for Christ. In the face of inevitable suffering, he experienced the joy that comes from doing the right thing.
A believer is declared wanted after he miraculously escapes from prison where he was greatly tortured and maltreated. But this brother, stirred by love for his brethren, ignored the risks of getting re-arrested and returned to the same prison to visit and encourage them and was successful for God performed another miracle - he blinded the adversaries.
Mr. Kim suffered in the hands of his father for wanting to become a Christian, from emotional blackmail to outright beating. But Kim was helped by God to stand firm and yet pray for his father until the old man changed his position.