Looking at verse 23 of this passage, and having seen last week the need of the true disciple to be willing to pay the cost of coming to Christ and to follow Him without delay, today we see Christ’s drive to move forward to do His Father’s will and the disciple’s resolve to follow Him immediately, whatever the cost.

We look at:

  • the similarities and differences of being a disciple then and now - was it easier for them than for us, or is it easier for us now than it was for them then?
  • the nature of the problems we face in doing the will of God today.
  • the way we can overcome these problems

We look at the example Christ gives us in prioritizing His activities according to the greatest needs and according to His Father’s will. We are summoned to renew our own discipleship - to take up our crosses, die to self and follow hard after Christ without delay - remembering all the time that we are being asked to do nothing that He hasn’t already done for us.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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