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How To Be A Fully Committed Disciple Of Jesus Christ

(Luke 14:25-35)
(RA-2434, Program: 4716, Air date: 11.20.16)

  1. INTRODUCTION (Vs. 25-26)
    1. Disciple means a learner.
      1. To be like Jesus
    2. Salvation is free; discipleship costs.
  2. DISCIPLES MUST WORSHIP AT ANY COST (Vs. 26-27) - Crucifixion
    1. Jesus must come before personal relationships.
      1. Is Jesus number one in your life?
    2.  Jesus must come before personal reputation.
      1. Take yourself off the throne and enthrone Jesus.
    3. Jesus must come before personal realization.
      1. Something you willingly take up
      2. Tozer’s comments about what it means to take up the cross:
        1. A man who is crucified is facing only one way.
        2. A man who is crucified is not going back. 
        3. A man who is crucified has no further plans of his own.
  3. DISCIPLES MUST WORK AT ANY COST (Vs. 28-30) - Construction
    1. Life is like a tower.
      1. Spiritually conceived
      2. Sacrificially constructed
      3. Steadfastly complete
    2. A major problem today is that we have many half-built towers; those who have said they are committed to Christ but have not finished the task.
  4. DISCIPLES MUST WAR AT ANY COST (Vs. 31-33) - Conflict
    1. God desires disciples who are not cowards.
      1. Many will not go into the battle because we’re afraid of the costs – the loss of finances, reputation, prestige, power, etc.
    2. God desires disciples who are not compromisers.
      1. There is no substitute for victory over the devil.
      2. There is no such thing as neutrality in this battle we’re engaged in.
      3. We should never try to negotiate with or appease the devil.
    3. God desires disciples who are not cautious.
      1. When you go into battle, you must go in with all of your heart and soul.
      2. Jesus Christ demands pre-eminence in our lives.
      3. Does Jesus Christ have everything that you have?
  5. DISCIPLES MUST WITNESS AT ANY COST (Vs. 34-35) - Commission
    1. We are the salt of the earth, and salt preserves.
    2. Salt flavors - Is there something about your life that’s different?
    3. Salt heals – Our world is sick and needs salty saints.
    4. Salt burns – We are going to irritate some people.
    5. Salt penetrates – It permeates everything.
      1. We are to be separate from sin, but not isolated from sinners.
      2. Witness at any cost.
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