The Cost of Discipleship

Luke 14:27 ~ “Anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
John Wesley ~ “Give me a hundred men who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I will shake the world.”
Human nature, especially in our age, is to avoid carrying crosses at all costs. Though many people historically have made great sacrifices for a greater good, and some undoubtedly still do, we are more likely to act as if avoiding sacrifice is the greater good. We seek safety, comfort, security, and pleasure, often at the expense of doing God’s will. We risk compromising God’s mission for the path of least resistance. We’re not willing to pay the price of impacting the world.
It is time for Christian’s to break out of our comfort zone. The life of discipleship is not about comfortable pews and golden crosses; it is about a clash of kingdoms.
Pastor Andy Lambert
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