Sermon No: 446-The cost of following Jesus



SERMON TOPIC: The cost of following Jesus

Speaker: Ken Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 25 December 2006

Topic Groups: COMMITMENT, DISCIPLESHIP

Sermon synopsis: When something costs you nothing, you don’t value it.
Our salvation was free for us, but it was at a huge cost for God.

Bur although salvation cost us nothing, there is a cost to being a disciple.

Luke 14:25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple. 27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. 28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? 29 For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, 30 saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’
31 “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.


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