When it comes to following Jesus, we can’t claim that he said it would be easy. Quite the opposite is true. Jesus clearly names the challenges of embarking of the path of God’s way. Does that mean the gospel isn’t really good news? Absolutely not! Instead, like most things that are worth doing, following Jesus requires commitment, endurance, and faith. Eventually, those who begin to follow will have to chose whether the experience and promise of new life is worth the effort. It won’t always be free bread, miraculous healing, and the occasional resurrection. Rather, it often entails failure, frustration, exile, and even death. But in the end, the life and hope we experience makes it worth the journey.
Rennie Salata Luke 14:25-35 Download Audio