The Cost of Discipleship

Luke 9:57-62; 14:25-35

3 Reasons Jesus gives us to NOT follow him.

I. We must let go of our creature comforts. (Luke 9:57-62)

A. Pleasure is merely an illusion anyway.

B. Proclaiming God’s kingdom gives us lasting purpose.

II. We must hate our family. (Luke 14:25-27)

A. Too many “Christians” let their FMWChBS keep them from following Jesus.

B. We don’t help our families by not following Jesus.

III. We must carry our own cross. (Luke 14:28-35)

A. Cross-bearing: willingness to suffer for the name of Jesus.

B. Jesus doesn’t need any half-built towers or losing armies.

C. We don’t get to decide the terms of discipleship.

If we don’t follow Jesus we become as useless as un-salty salt.