Easy Street Is A Dead-end

Whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple

Luke 14:27
Luke 14:25-33

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There is a tendency throughout life to search for the easy way of doing things. We all search for that elusive “Easy Street.” In fact, in Honolulu, Hawaii, if you take the Pali Highway north-bound, and proceed about one-third of the distance to Pali Pass, and turn right at Park Street, and continue for one block, there it is: “Easy Street.” But if you go one block more you come upon another sign which says: “Dead End.”

In today’s Lesson, and in many other places in the Gospels, Jesus warns us that if we are looking for an easy way to follow Him, we’re on a dead end street. If you want to be His follower, Jesus says, you must “bear your own cross.” If you want to be His disciple, Jesus says that you had better first “count the cost,” (Lk. 14:27,28).

Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, desiring…

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