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Luke 14:26-30

IMG_20160810_103741This is a picture of my old shirt. I bought it at a Steve Camp concert in the early 90s. And I still wear it!

Consider The Cost is a song title. The song is a summary of Luke 14:26-30.

Many today are presenting a very different message about following Jesus. A very wrong message! I am talking about people who attempt to share Jesus as if they are giving a sales pitch. The approach is like a commercial for a new product. Pressuring people to act quickly resulting in more sales converts.

If you have been told that becoming a Christian is the way to achieve your dreams and goals, you’ve been the victim of a dangerous lie. Jesus is not making you an offer of health, wealth and unlimited worldly success.

Becoming a follower of Jesus is by far the most important thing you will ever do in your life. It is not something trivial to be entered into lightly without understanding. It seems strange that people are cautioned when entering marriage but rushed into becoming a disciple of Jesus.

Jesus said

If you want to be my disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple. And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple. But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you.  They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’

 Luke 14:26-30  NLT

Consider the cost of following Jesus


Song by Steve Camp  from the album Consider The Cost (1991)

 

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Consider the cost 

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2 thoughts on “Luke 14:26-30”

  1. Loved Steve Camp. Long time since I heard any of his music. Thank you!
    Great post by the way. It really isn’t taught much these days, is it? Many would prefer to hear that God will give them everything than to hear that He expects them, if they want to be a disciple, to give up all. This is a hard thing to do but the rewards are very great. The road is bitter and long, not for the faint of heart, as we discovered. We didn’t consider the cost though. We just knew that we needed to live by faith and be attached to Him more than anything else. Now that the hard part is over we can say with authority that His words in Luke 14:26-30 are very true.
    Blessings,
    Homer Les

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