The cost of following Jesus

When most people decide to purchase something they want to know how much it will cost. If we are looking to buy a house, we realise that in addition to the advertised price there will be other costs as well: taxes, possibly property taxes, fees for filing the change of ownership, and interest on a mortgage we might have to take out. Most of us want to know the bottom line: how much will this cost in total?

If we have been a Christian for any length of time we realise that there is a ‘cost’ to following Jesus. This is not a monetary cost or any type of ‘fee’ we have to pay, but there is a cost that we have to be willing to pay to follow him. Jesus was very up front when he talked about the cost of following him. Continue reading “The cost of following Jesus”

Who was Jesus?

It is hard for us, living in the age of technology, to relate to those in the past who did not have access to the instant information that we have. What would it have been like if it had taken weeks or even months to learn about 9/11? What if presidential results weren’t known for weeks and as far as listening to and analyzing the candidates debates, that would only be possible if you happened to be in town for the debate. Continue reading “Who was Jesus?”