September 19, 2019

The Cost of Non-Discipleship

“Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.’” – Luke 9:23 Today, I’m going to expand on a thought we began exploring yesterday, and I’m going to use another term that was coined by Dallas Willard: non-discipleship.  As we’ve discussed, there is a startling trend in our society toward not taking responsibility for choices and actions. Even sadder is the fact that this appears to be happening in the Church as well. In many congregations today, you can be a Christian without walking the narrow road, without paying the price, without sacrificing for your neighbor, and without serving people. What is often taught is that as long as you pray a prayer and ask Jesus into your heart, everything’s fine and you never have to sacrifice again. Although the prayer of salvation is very

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