How do REAL Disciples truly follow Jesus?
- They face the penetrating truth(s) of Jesus’ teaching
*Jesus’ teachings don’t wound—they expose/ poke the wound(s) you have
so you know you need help/healing—wounds left untreated just get worse
- They examine the clear cost of being a disciple of Jesus.
*Truly following Christ is not just giving a portion of your life—it’s giving everything; all of you
-Will you deny yourself, take up your cross daily?
-Will you seek God’s guidance daily; hourly, minute-by-minute
-Are you too busy?
-Are you too lazy?
-Afraid to loose control? Give up dreams/plans?
-Afraid of what people will think?
*Have you counted the cost of NOT following Jesus?
-Where else will you go? To wells that are empty? (things that don’t satisfy)
-“You’re either for me or against me”
-Can’t stay neutral on a moving train
3. They embrace the full lifestyle of Jesus’ call
-represent Jesus to the rest of the world
-“You are no Christian unless you put Christ first..” Charles Spurgen
– Where do you find your identity? (Grades, friends, boy/girl etc..)
Real Disciples find their identity in Jesus; Jesus is their life