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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sermon Notes from Senior Pastor, Dr. Rick Lineberger

April Sermon Series

"The Cost of Following Jesus"

Luke 9:57-62

The Cost of Following Jesus

57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60 And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Point #1

Following Jesus requires that you live a life of self-denial not self-indulgence

(vs. 57-58)

Luke 9:23-25

23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?

Point #2

Following Jesus requires that you are guided by kingdom priorities not familiar responsibilities

(vs. 59-60)

Matthew 6:33

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Point #3

Following Jesus requires that you live a life of unwavering commitment not lukewarm allegiance

(vs. 61-62)

Revelation 3:15-16

15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.