Are you All In?

Posted: September 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

“From that time many of His disciples went back and walked no more with Him.”

So what did Jesus do? After laying out how difficult it was to follow Him, and then some threw their hands up and quit. They walked away.
Did Jesus chase after them, and say, “Wait, just kidding. Come on back.
All you have to do is pray this little prayer, put your name on a church roll, sit back and enjoy the ride.”

No, Jesus let them go. Because Jesus paid it all. He gave it all. He laid His life down. He died on a cross. He bore our sins and our guilt and shame. And He asks no less of us.

“If anyone would come after me, let Him deny Himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” He said, “If you come after me, give up everything and come.” He said, “You cannot love husband, wife, mother, brother, anyone else more than me.” He said, “Leave the dead to bury the dead.”

Following Christ is serious stuff. Are you all in?

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