Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Unfinished Tower and Unprepared Army

by Sakae Kubo

This is a book first posted on Grace Connection, the Magazine. There is no printed edition. All 30 chapters will appear on the Wheel in the following weeks.

Chapter 7

Luke 14:25-30; 31-33

At this period in Jesus' ministry, he was very popular. Large crowds followed him everywhere. But Jesus was not an ordinary leader or slick politician whose ego swelled with the size of the crowds. He did not mind having many followers as long as they understood the meaning of discipleship. He would not deceive them by failing to mention the sacrifices they would have to make, the suffering they would have to endure, and the shame they would have to face. Consequently, he confronted them with the cost of discipleship.

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