What Is Discipleship?
You love God, and you want to follow Him. Now you have to choose: To live for yourself or to deny yourself. To ignore the cross or to take it up. To seek to save
Yes, there is a cost to discipleship, but what we gain in the place of the things we give up is infinitely better. The disciple is the one to whom God reveals more as that
I must pay the price for the sins that I may now cherish. As a disciple of Christ, I cannot cling to a single sin and pretend that I am following Him. In the place
“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it” (Luke 14:28). Jesus underlines the importance of counting the cost
“So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:33). To forsake means to surrender your claim to; to say goodbye to. Until I recognize that everything
“And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.” (Luke 14:27). “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and
If ever there comes a time when the call of the highest earthly love and the cross of Christ are in conflict, the call of Christ must prevail. According to Jesus, a disciple is someone
Jesus wants to test our hearts. He wants to be sure that we love Him more than anyone or anything else. Abraham of the Old Testament seemed to struggle with this. God gave him a
Jesus begins with some very strong words: “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be
In Luke 14:25–35, Jesus laid out the tests and requirements of discipleship. Jesus saw a large crowd gathering. He knew that these people believed and accepted His message in principle. Prior to this point, Jesus
If you are a true disciple, your Christian walk will be challenging and exciting, and you will have a sense of purpose and direction. But if your Christian experience can be described as dull, unfulfilling,
While every disciple is a believer, not every believer is necessarily a disciple. Many may think that the term disciple refers only to the early followers of Christ. We know that they were a praying,
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