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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8116 discipleship, cost of
8116 discipleship, cost of

8116 discipleship, cost of

The denial of self-interests and desires, and a total commitment to do the will of God, even to the point of death.

The cost of discipleship involves a denial of self-interests and desires

The cost involves self-denial Mt 16:24 pp Mk 8:34 pp Lk 9:23 See also Mt 10:38; Lk 14:27

Self-denial means not living for oneself Ro 14:7 See also 2Co 5:15; Gal 2:20; 1Pe 4:2

The cost of discipleship is to be carefully considered

Lk 14:28-32

The cost of discipleship means total commitment to the will of God

Total surrender is required Lk 14:33 See also Php 3:7-8

The security of the world is to be resisted Mt 8:19-20 pp Lk 9:57-58

Jesus Christ must have first priority Lk 9:59-60 pp Mt 8:21-22 See also Mt 19:16-21 pp Mk 10:17-21 pp Lk 18:18-22; Col 1:18

Jesus Christ must come before family ties Lk 9:61-62 See also Mt 10:37; Lk 14:26

The cost of discipleship is constant

Lk 9:23

The cost of discipleship includes persecution

Jn 15:20 See also Ac 14:22; 2Ti 3:12

The cost of discipleship includes willingess to suffer and die for Jesus Christ’s sake

Mt 10:38-39 See also Mt 16:24-25 pp Mk 8:34-35 pp Lk 9:23-24; Jn 12:25

See also

8120following Christ

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