Date: October 22, 2000

Series: The Parables of Jesus

Speaker: Steve Hixon

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The Cost of Discipleship
The Parable of the Unfinished Tower
Luke 14:25-35


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Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, `This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'

Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.”


Five pictures:

1. Hate your family


2. Carry your cross


3. Plan your project


4. Go to war


5. Stay salty



What’s the point?




What’s this mean for me this week?






When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
The Cost of Discipleship




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