The Cost of Being a Disciple


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Luke 14:25-35
 
Jesus loves sinners too much to allow false disciples to continue to operate in the gray area of a low-cost, low-commitment, and low-demand type of discipleship. By offering a version of Christianity that costs virtually nothing in terms of self-denial, the church has accepted multitudes of people who feel comfortable hanging around Jesus, but come short of actually become a true disciple. In this passage Jesus reveals three conditions necessary for genuine discipleship.