Counting the Cost Part 3

How do I get to heaven? Wow! This question is asked a lot today. Maybe not in the way its written here, but whether you are religious or not, this question always seems to be on our minds. What happens after death? Will I go to heaven? What do I need to do to get there? There are all kinds of religions and beliefs that teach different ways to get to heaven, but how do we know which teaching to follow? Your not the only one who’s looking for answers, Luke 18:18-23 tells us about a wealthy ruler, who sought the answer to one of life’s greatest questions. Continue reading “Counting the Cost Part 3”

Counting the Cost Part 2

What is the hardest thing you had to do on the job? Usually doing something that is difficult requires sacrificing something that you desire. For some of us, that could cost us our time and money. But just because something is difficult to do, doesn’t mean it isn’t good for us. In fact, some of the most beneficial things in the world; dieting, exercise, education; are some of the most difficult things to maintain. Luke 14:26-28, 33 teaches us the cost of following the most important priority in life, Jesus, and what it means to be His disciple.  Continue reading “Counting the Cost Part 2”

Counting the Cost Part 1

Have you ever felt so passionate about something, that nothing that anybody could say to you could convince you otherwise? Whether its a dream, hobby, or even vacation plans, we all get passionate about something. Our desire to pursue a goal comes from our belief in its ability to make our lives, or others, better. But did you know, that 50% of businesses fail with in the first year of operation, and that 95% of businesses fail within the first five years? Why is that? Planning to pursue something, and actually taking steps of faith to follow-through with those plans, are two completely different actions. Luke 9:57-62 teaches us the importance of counting the cost before making the commitment, especially when it comes to following Jesus. Continue reading “Counting the Cost Part 1”