Luke 14:25-33 —
We are cost-conscious people. We compare prices. We shop for the best deal. We want the most ‘bang-for-the-buck’. That impulse leads to the common wisdom that success in the marketplace requires a price low enough to attract consumers’ attention without creating suspicion.
And then there is Jesus…
Jesus desires disciples. Even though he wants people to follow him, he often seemingly discourages people from doing that very thing by setting ‘unreasonably’ high requirements for being his disciple. We are focusing on discipleship to Jesus this year and must, consequently, consider the cost Jesus attached to following him. This lesson will explore that high cost and what it reveals about Jesus’ goal.