The Cost of Discipleship

Text: Luke 9:23-27
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
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Date: November 22, 2015

Last week we reached a climax in Luke’s gospel as Peter recognizes Jesus’ identity as the Christ.  Jesus then shocks His disciples as he explains what it means for Him to be the Messiah – that He must suffer, be rejected and be killed.

In this week’s passage Jesus declares that those who want to be His disciples must walk in His steps of suffering, rejection and death.  Sadly, many Christian leaders in our day fail to explain the demands of discipleship, thus leaving their followers unprepared for the suffering they will most certainly encounter.  Those who wish to follow Jesus must disavow and die to self.

May God help us to take Jesus’ words seriously and to be true disciples.

Please read Luke 9:23-27 before listening to this sermon.

Posted on November 22nd, 2015 | Permalink