The Cost of Discipleship - Luke 9:57-62 * Thurs. 10-5-17

The Cost of Discipleship

Luke 9:57-62

 

I.      I Will Follow You Wherever… (vs. 57-58)

              a. Is there any indication that the one who told the Lord he would follow was pointedly asked to follow or did he 

              just volunteer it? ___________________________________________________________________

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b. How does Jesus answer the man’s statement? ____________________________________________

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c. What point is Jesus making? _________________________________________________________

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d. Is this verse a prohibition against owning a home or simply that His calling may preclude owning a home? _______________________________________________________________________________

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II.  First Let Me Bury My Father... (vs. 61-62)

a. The next person is asked by Jesus to follow Him.  What does the man request? ___________________      ____________________________________________________________________________  b. What does Jesus mean, “let the dead bury the dead?” _____________________________________

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c. What is the contrast between “the dead” and you preach “the kingdom of God?” _____________________

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III.            First Let Me Bid Farewell to My Household… (vs. 61-62)            

a.    The third man volunteers to follow but what does he want to do first? _________________________

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b. What does Jesus tell him? ___________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

c. What does Jesus statement mean? _____________________________________________________

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d. In each of the cases in this passage of Scripture there is a cost to be paid by the disciple.  How do they relate back to Luke 9:23? _________ ________________________________________________________

e. Is the cost of discipleship only intended for the preachers or missionaries or is it applicable for all true believers? ________________________________________________________________________________

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IV.  Application:  What is the cost of discipleship that we are called to bear? ______________________________

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