When Jesus Asks Too Much

March 13, 2016 Speaker: Jay Pound Series: No Wonder They Crucified Him

Scripture: Matthew 10:37–39, Matthew 13:44

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.