In Luke 14:25-33, Jesus is discussing what it means to be his disciple (follower).  We can boil it down to three main directives;

Love Jesus more than anyone or anything else, consider what the costs, requirements and preparation will be to be his disciple and be willing to go the whole way with Jesus – complete committment (cross-bearing).

If we accomplish the third – going all the way to complete committment, the question will change from, “What will it cost me to be a disciple” to “What can I possibly commit further as his disciple.”

I will be talking about this in more depth this Sunday at Charlottesville Northridge Church of the Nazarene – come join us!