God's Yes and No in Jesus

Preaching from Mark 8:27-9:9, we consider that God's no in Jesus is saying no to yourself. Jesus says, if you want to follow me, stop following you. Refuse to find your life, who you truly are, in anything but me. Stop looking for it in what you do, in what you’ve accomplished, in what you own, in how people feel about you. Lose that life, which is no life at all, and you will find your true life in me.