Pteacher : Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Luke 14:25-33

So likewise, who soever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

Luke 14:33

Today, Christians believe more in their earthly existence than in their heavenly reward. If we were to pay the same price we pay for earthly things, perhaps the works of God would be done.

I once spoke to a doctor and asked him the number of many years he had studied medicine. He answered, “About twenty-two years.” I thought to myself, “Is it not marvelous? Someone can spend twenty-two years of his life to acquire a profession he will use for another twenty years. But how many days of our lives do we live in a way that will help us to follow Jesus?”

I always ask myself, “What is the difference between my ministry and that of Christ?” Where are the healings? Where is the preaching and the teaching?

If you want to follow Jesus you must believe in the reality of sacrifice. You must follow the example of Jesus and pay the high price God is asking of you. You must preach about the cross. You must take up your cross. You cannot sit in the bank and send people to the cross. It doesn’t work that way. You have to take up your cross and follow Jesus who took up His cross! And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Luke 9:23

Unfortunately, we don’t really believe the ministry is something worth dying for.

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