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July 19, 2013

The Demands of Discipleship

The Demands of Discipleship

I've posted this sermon before, but its worth re-posting. This is possibly my favorite sermon. Stephen Olford is one of those great men of God who my mom would say has "eternity in their voice". Olford uses Luke 14:25 to share three demands of discipleship which are (1) No Rival to Christ in our life. (2) No Refusal as we surrender our will fully for Him, and (3) No retreat, no turning back as we follow Jesus.

Olford says "The Christian life is an eternal no to (insert your name here) and an eternal yes to Jesus Christ". He also says "Never looking back, never going back, but going on and on, not for a week or a month or a year, but for ever." Olfords words are more true now than ever. Olford speaks to the crowds of nominal believers just as Jesus did and challenges them to have the courage to "Step out of line from the crowd" and stand with Jesus.

I encourage you to find a quiet place to prayerfully listen to this message and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you through this message.