3D Devotional 9.3.2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019  
Luke 14:25-33 New King James Version (NKJV)
Leaving All to Follow Christ
25 Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, 26  "If anyone comes to Me  and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters,  yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. 27 And  whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28 For  which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it- 29 lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish'? 31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

What defines discipleship for you?  How do you see yourself answering the call to "forsake all" and follow Jesus.  Following Jesus is much more than just a decision to believe in Him. The call of Jesus is clear - each of us is responsible to go into the world with the priority to be a disciple who makes disciples. Following Jesus and making disciples requires us to Be Bold (daring, fearless).  Following Jesus transforms us. This transformation is at the heart of the our church's mission statement,  Changing Lives by Sharing Christ, Making Disciples, Serving People and Giving Hope and it is affirmed in the vows that a new member gives to support the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.  

How will you live out Jesus' call on your life?

Sheila Freeman
Connectional Ministries

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