"The Message Preached" - (1 Corinthians 1:21)

CANDIDATES FOR DISCIPLESHIP


  • Luke 9:57-62
  1. The First Candidate
    1. Luke 9:57-58
      1. He volunteered to follow, but the Lord discouraged him.
      2. Mark 4:16-17
        He does not desire impetuous disciples, for they will fall away the quickest.
    2. Luke 14:26-33
      One must first evaluate the cost of commitment to God.
      1. Matthew 10:21-22; John 16:1-4; 2 Timothy 3:12
        Persecution should be expected.
      2. Mark 10:17-22; Hebrews 11:24-26
        Christ must be valued more highly than riches.
      3. Ecclesiastes 5:5; 2 Peter 2:20-22; Hebrews 6:4-6
        It is preferable to never obey, than to do so without genuine commitment, for the punishment for apostasy is severe.
  2. The Second Candidate
    1. Luke 9:59-60
      1. He was invited by the Lord.
        1. Matthew 11:28-30
        2. Revelation 22:17
      2. However, he delayed to accept the invitation, using an excuse.
        1. Revelation 3:20
          He knocks.
        2. Luke 14:16-24
          We must answer!
    2. Matthew 6:33
      1. His priorities were not the Lord's.
      2. Matthew 10:37; 12:47-50
        He elevated his family in the flesh to that position.
    3. Acts 24:24-25
      Like Felix, he thought it safe to delay.
      1. James 4:13-14
        However, life is unpredictable.
      2. 2 Corinthians 6:2
        Salvation should be taken advantage of promptly!
  3. The Third Candidate
    1. Luke 9:61-62
      He volunteered, but hesitated.
    2. Luke 17:32; Genesis 19:26
      Looking back is dangerous, and indicates a lack of commitment.
    3. Philippians 3:13-14; 2 Timothy 4:7
      Christians are a forward looking people.
  • Conclusion
    Are you a qualified candidate for discipleship?

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