May 4, 2015 by thebodychurchtx
Lesson taught at First Met Church by Pastor Johnny Ogletree, III. Message feature insight into what Christ expects of us as disciples and true followers. #PastorJDO3
Wednesday, the discussion, Follow Jesus, continued, with an in depth look at the rich man in Mark 10:17-22 and the teaching of Jesus in verses 23-31. Chan left us with a suggestion; that we should stress the importance of the sacrifice that comes with discipleship and not just the rewards.
Chan uses this story to instruct us. Though the man decides not to follow, he was able to consider the cost of discipleship before he followed with regret. It would seem that Jesus would welcome another disciple into the group, but He doesn’t. He sets a standard. We know now that Jesus not only has a mark to finish but a mark for us to start. He calls the 12, asking them to leave family, possessions, titles, and jobs as a prerequisite for being a disciple. Though we are not called to literally leave everything, God calls for…
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