In a day of little loyalty it is refreshing to see commitment. It is with great relief to read of Christ’s commitment to the Father. Finally, someone loyal, someone committed! Likewise Jesus says to us, “follow Me.” “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” You see, Jesus expects His followers to be committed to Him, committed to His ways, committed to His commands.
This message examines three men who sought to follow Jesus but discovered the cost of discipleship too difficult for them. They were comfortable with Jesus from a distance, but when they got up close the cost of following Him was too much to bear. Such is the truth of many within the church . . .