The Cost of Discipleship 1 Kings 19:19-21
Matthew 28:19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, (20) teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
I. THREE TYPES OF DISCIPLES
a. The curious disciple
b. The convinced disciples
c. The contributing disciples
II. CONTRIBUTING DISCIPLES FOLLOW A PERSON
Luke 10:38-42 Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. (39) She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. (40) But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” (41) But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; (42) but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
“Much service requires much communion”
III. CONTRIBUTING DISCIPLES SERVE OTHERS
2 Kings 3:11 But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not a prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of the LORD by him?” And one of the kings of Israel’s servants answered and said, “Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who used to pour water on the hands of Elijah.”
John 13:13-14 (NASB) 13 “You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. 14 “If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
John 13:15 (NASB) “For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.
IV. CONTRIBUTING DISCIPLES COUNT THE COST