“Cost” Matthew 8:18-22

March 27 2022

Series: Kingdom Come

Scripture: Matthew 8:18-22

Big idea: Count the cost of following Jesus as absolutely worth it.
Following Jesus is disruptive (18-20).
Following Jesus is priority (21-22).

Nothing, in fact, has done more harm to Christianity than the practice of filling the ranks of Christ’s army with every volunteer who is willing to make a little profession, and to talk fluently of his “experience”. It has been painfully forgotten that numbers alone do not make strength, and that there may be a great quantity of mere outward religion, while there is very little real grace. Let us remember this. Let us keep back nothing from young believers and inquirers after Christ. Let us not enlist them on false pretenses. Let us tell them plainly that there is a crown of glory at the end, but let us tell them no less plainly that there is a daily cross on the way. -JC Ryle