Luke 14:25-27 New King James Version
25 Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them,
26 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.
27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
Sermon Notes: You’re Not Fooling Me
Jesus has just finished preaching a sermon on how God wants everybody to be saved.
God sends his servants looking in the streets, in the alleys, in the back woods, to invite the rich and famous as well as the poor and rejected to come and get a taste of the banquet.
The invitation is basically one of come and follow me to the road to heaven.
And in this Parable, there was those who made excuses on why they could not come.
Jesus says, " If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple."
This statement must have sent shock wave through the crowd.
Jesus took this thing a step further when he said, "and yes, even your own life, he or she cannot be my disciple."
We do not know how much we love someone until they start making demands on our lives.
You’re Not Fooling Jesus!
God has left it up to us to make that choice.