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The Cost of Being a Disciple
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Because they too must try their best to enter by the narrow door,
To be Jesus' followers.



By: Takao Ogawa
Category: The Cost of Being a Disciple
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Why does Jesus tell the growing crowd that one must be willing to renounce everything, including one`s own life, to be Jesus` follower?
The meaning of this is clear that Christ must be loved above all others, even our own selves, willing to give up all earthly possessions and forsake all earthly friends.



By: narciso amabao
Category: The Cost of Being a Disciple
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Why does Jesus tell the growing crowd that one must be willing to renounce everything, including one`s own life, to be Jesus` follower?
Because the Lord and His Commandments - given out of Love for our salvation - have to come first. You have to be willing to give the whole of yourself into His hands with full trust placing His Kingdom above everything else. If truly committed to that path you need to leave behind any other burden that slows down the pace or even worse that could prove to be an obstacle. Even blood family if they try to keep you away are to be left behind ''one prays that is able to bring them on the journey - thair souls are extremely precious and would do anything not to lose them''.



By: Alessandra Parrini
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The Cost of Being a Disciple

Now great multitudes were going with him. He turned and said to them, "If anyone comes to me, and doesn't hate his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he can't be my disciple. Whoever doesn't bear his own cross, and come after me, can't be my disciple. For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doesn't first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it? Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, everyone who sees begins to mock him, saying, 'This man began to build, and wasn't able to finish.' Or what king, as he goes to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an envoy, and asks for conditions of peace. So therefore whoever of you who doesn't renounce all that he has, he can't be my disciple. Salt is good, but if the salt becomes flat and tasteless, with what do you season it? It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

Luke 14:25-35
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