The following clip comes from a messaged titled The Cost of Discipleship from Mark Driscoll out at Mars Hill in Seattle. I found the message link as I was looking at their FAQ page for the Mars Hill Internship, which I was looking at after reading this article from Mars Hill intern, Ross Lester. The whole message is a good one for the church to hear, but this clip in particular sums it up for me. Don’t quit following Jesus.
Remember when you first decided to become a disciple of Jesus? You probably felt there was nothing you wouldn’t do for Him. But maybe the years have lulled you into something other than discipleship, something much more comfortable and much less costly. Ask yourself what price you’re paying for your discipleship right now. If the price is low, you may be buying stock in some kingdom other than Jesus’.
As Easter approaches, take some time to evaluate what you’re really following in your life. Are you still answering His invitation to come and die? Is there a price you’ve ceased being willing to pay?