Insight for Living

Chuck Swindoll

Jesus’ Magnificent Obsession, Part 1

March 20, 2023

Everything Jesus did. Everyone He interacted with. All of it led to His death on the cross for our sins. Sacrificing Himself to save us was the driving, passionate focus of Jesus’ life.

Teaching from Matthew 16:21–26, Pastor Chuck Swindoll explains how Jesus faithfully obeyed the will of the Father, even to the point of dying for those He loved.

Follow Christ’s example and submit to the love of the Father. Listen in as Pastor Chuck urges each of us to turn from our selfish ways, take up our cross, and follow Jesus.

References: Matthew 16:21-26

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Insight for Living is the Bible-teaching ministry of author and pastor Charles R. Swindoll. Insight for Living is committed to excellence in communicating biblical truth and its application.

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About Chuck Swindoll

Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God's Word. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, but Chuck's listening audience extends far beyond a local church body. As a leading program in Christian broadcasting since 1979, Insight for Living airs in major Christian radio markets around the world, reaching people groups in languages they can understand. Chuck's extensive writing ministry has also served the body of Christ worldwide and his leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation for ministry. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.


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