Learning from Luke: The Bottom Line

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Luke 14:25-33

Consider Hamlet’s “to be or not to be” speech. It’s one of the most famous “what should I do” moments in all of English literature. How did Hamlet work through the choice to live or die? He compares one state (living with pain) to another state (dying with unknowns).

Long before Shakespeare, Jesus challenged people to make a similar choice; to discover their Bottom Line.

To Find What Is Most Important To You,

Compare with the Cross
Luke 14:25-27

  • v26 notice the large crowds: He points to the Kingdom of God
  • v26 Jesus’ example: Kingdom of God first, THEN family
  • v27 even more extreme: Kingdom of God, THEN life

Consider the Cost
Luke 14:28-33

  • v28/30 count the cost TO COMPLETION (what are your resources?)
  • v31/32 count the cost FOR VICTORY (what is your strategy?)
  • v33 count the cost FOR ETERNAL LIFE (what do you value most?)

What could you possibly have in this life that is better than Jesus? Let go of your old life so you can receive New Life in Christ!


2 Responses to “Learning from Luke: The Bottom Line”

  1. 1 adenison1 April 10, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    ED;Just an FYI to let you know how much I’m enjoying your tour through Luke.Haven’t listened to all the audio messages, but I have perused and followed through most of the notes and scripture you’ve posted.I enjoy them by reading through the passages and the focus you prompt at some point in the week. Then, as I’m off to work, I ponder the ramifications through the day. Quite the meaty treat. And sometimes a bit of an owie…… But then, that’s good too and often a necessity, hmmm? Blessings Good Sir;


    Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 16:27:36 +0000 To: adenison1@msn.com

  2. 2 Philip April 10, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Exactly, the two “C” point you have mentioned are practical.
    Very nice. I liked it.
    Thank you pastor.

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