Last Sunday, Pastor John spoke from Luke 14: 25-34, under the title “Putting Jesus First” (at least, that’s what I put in my notes). He spoke about the difference between being a follower (still loved by Jesus…) and a disciple (Jesus preferred option…). I’ve already written about the cost of following Jesus in a previous post, so I decided to go for something more graphic today.
At the end Pastor John reminded us that costly as following Jesus may appear to be, we’re only giving back to God what is, in reality, already his…all we have and are belongs to him!
He also reminded us that, in his grace, Jesus always provides the Holy Spirit, our helper, whose job it is to aid us in our transformation to be more and more like Jesus. He gives us the attitude and the power we need to do what is asked of us.