085. The Cost of Being a Christian

Message 85 of 87 in the series BuildingUp

In this episode, we look at the cost of following Jesus

085. The Cost of Being a Christian

Series: BuildingUp (85 of 87)By David McConnell

Podcast BuildingUp December 17, 2021

Audiences: General

25 Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31 Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. 33 So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

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Luke 14:25-33, ESV

085. The Cost of Being a Christian

Jesus tells us that it will cost us something to follow him. Everyday, true believers experience that cost. What is it? How does our willingness to follow in-spite of it assure our hearts of salvation? And how is the way Jesus presented discipleship different from our modern day evangelism?

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