Luke 14:25-35: The Cost of Being a Disciple
We talk a lot about the benefits of following Jesus, and there are many...but here, Jesus addresses the cost.
Know the voice of your rabbi. Luke 14:25-27
Identifying exactly who your leader is, is important because it also identifies exactly who your leader is not.
There IS pain in this. Sometimes what your friends and family want, differs from what your God wants. Who will you listen to?
There is freedom in knowing who the Boss is. It’s not all on you anymore!
He hasn’t called you to fail. Luke 14:28-33
Jesus is issuing a warning here, not to turn people away…but to help them understand the testing seasons.
Our calling, is worth being crucified for!
Count the cost so that you succeed. Luke 14:34-35
You can't just be a disciple forever...at some point, you must mature into also MAKING disciples.
THERE IS ROOM IN THIS HOUSE!