Relate the encounter between Jesus and the three would-be-disciples

Luke 9:57-62:

  •  On Jesus’ way
    to Jerusalem, a man volunteered to follow him. 
  • Jesus told him that
    foxes have holes and the birds have nests, 
  • But the Son of man has
    nowhere to lay his head, 
  • Jesus then asked another man to follow
    Him. 
  • But the man replied that he should be allowed to go and bury his
    father, 
  • Then Jesus said that the dead should be left to bury their dead, 
  • He went further that the man should go and preach the gospel, 
  • The
    third man said, “Lord, I will follow, but let me first bid farewell to my
    family” 
  • Jesus then remarked that no one who puts his hand on
    the plough and looks back is fit for the kingdom.

Demands of Discipleship: 

  1.  Total sacrifice (both physical and spiritual), 
  2. Full
    commitment, 
  3. Instant action, no delay/urgency, 
  4. No
    distraction, 
  5. Complete loyalty to God. 
  6. Not counting the cost and
    willingness to abandon everything else.

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