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The cost of following Jesus - Luke 9v57-62

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What does it take to follow Jesus? Have you ever been told “just say these words – just pray this prayer – just let me lay hands on you – then you will be saved.” Jesus never said such words. Nor did the apostles. In this part of Luke, we find something very surprising. Jesus turned people away! They wanted to follow him; but they were not ready! Jesus had to challenge them, to make them see the true cost of following him.

Passages:Luke 9:57-62
Date:July 15, 2012
Series & Preacher:The Gospel of Luke, David Anderson (Brotherhood Baptist Church, Eldoret, Sunday Evangelistic Meeting)
Tags:christian commitment, discipleship, family, following jesus, kingdom first, luke
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Luke 9:57-62

57And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 58And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 59And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 60Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. 61And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. 62And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. (KJV)

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