Any version of the Christian life that fails to insist on this aspect of discipleship is based on a diluted gospel. Part of lack of attention to cross bearing discipleship is due to a distorted understandings of its meaning.
Take Up Your Cross—A Part of Church Planting?
It is impossible to take the cross out of Christianity and still retain true Christianity, so we cannot take the cross out of our Christian lives and live as genuine Christians. Take up your cross.