I didn’t get to preach last Sunday as it was Youth Sunday at church. I have been thinking about my sermon from the previous Sunday. In the closing section of Luke 14 Jesus makes clear what it means to be his disciple in truth and not in word only. As a pastor my greatest fear for anyone in my church is that they would profess discipleship without ever having come to the place where they have truly counted the cost of following Christ.
An honest assessment of what tries to pass itself off as Christianity in America reveals that what people have embraced or professed in many cases is not the radical life altering call of Christ, many people have embraced a form of religion that costs nothing and is worth nothing when put to the test. Below is the audio from that sermon on counting the cost of following Christ: