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Lenten Sermon Series: Consider…
Consider Discipleship

Luke 14:25-27, NRSV

Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. — Luke 14:26

  • more serious than considering sin, guilt, suffering
  • it is considering dying, carrying the cross, it is
    1. required
    2. costly
    3. emotional (to love Him)
    4. defining you/your journey; it does not come and go quickly (not quick death)
  • the hate in this context is comparatively, not in hostility
  • not bandwagon followers
    • “under arrest”
    • no longer their own
    • no longer in control of their lives
  • with the shadow of the cross (i.e. carrying the cross)
    • no need to think “how I repay the price of sin”
  • Related to “defining you/your journey”, comedian Letterman: how I perform on the show defines how I feel for the next 24hr until the next show

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