When Jesus Asks Too Much
Matthew 10:37-39; 13:44
What does Jesus require?
The Bad News: Jesus requires everything we have... (Matthew 10:37-39)
– Jesus will not share you
– Pie vs. Layer Cake
– Bottom Line: "If you cling to your life, you will lose it..." (Matthew 10:39a)
The Good News: ...but everything you have is always enough (Matthew 13:44)
– Jesus will never ask for more than you have
– Bottom Line: "...but if you give up your life for me, you will find it" (Matthew 10:39b)
Take Home Idea: Following Jesus is a costly investment, but the return is beyond imagining.