The Cost of Being a Disciple

By September 15, 2019City Church Sermons

Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon:Luke 14:25-33

Sermon Outline

Jesus was drawing tremendous crowds as he continued on his journey to Jerusalem. He turned to the adoring crowd and told them in clear terms what it would take to be his disciple. Three times in eight verses he reveals who could not be his disciple. To be his disciple one must:

  • hate his closest relatives
  • bear his own cross
  • renounce all he has


Sermon Application

  1. What is a disciple?
  2. What does it mean to you to be a lifelong follower, lifelong learner and lifelong imitator of Jesus?
  3. Why did Jesus tell us to hate our family? What is his point?
  4. What stands in the way of your making Jesus more important to you than anyone else?
  5. Why would Jesus tell people that there is a cost to being his disciple?
  6. Have you ever had to pay a price for being his disciple?
  7. Why did Jesus tell us that he must be more important to us than all that we have?
  8. What comes to mind when you consider all that you have? Do you include anything beyond your possessions?
  9. How would you describe nominal Christianity? How is Jesus addressing that in this passage?
  10. In what ways might discipleship be the context for participating in the advance of Christ’s Kingdom?
  • The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your LifeGroup.


Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Terrell Glenn (tglenn@StAndrews.Church).