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Luke 14 - NIV

25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said:

26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.

27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?

29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you,

30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’

31 “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand?

32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace.

33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.




Sermons on Luke 14 More sermons: Luke 14

STEVE TAYLOR avatar
Demands of a Disciple (follower)
Shared by: STEVE TAYLOR on Jan, 2017
Summary: Demands of a Disciple (follower)
Gordon McCulloch avatar
The cost of true discipleship. Is it worth it? Do we want it?
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Dec, 2016
Summary: We all know the cost of discipleship is high, but what is discipleship, and more importantly, do we, as a Christians have a choice but to be disciples? True discipleship is to embrace it, to enjoy it, and live for it because we want to.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 14:25-33
Denomination: Episcopal
Views: 22
Gordon McCulloch avatar
A short personal example of the true Gospel message
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Oct, 2016
Summary: The true Gospel message is everywhere in the bible, yet most church goes cannot see it. They cannot see the wood for the trees. This short sermon hopefully summarises this message in a way that relates to people.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 14:25-33
Denomination: Episcopal
Views: 58
Byron Perrine avatar
Telling it like it REALLY is...
Shared by: Byron Perrine on Sep, 2016
Summary: Here is my adaptation of a sermon contributed by Tim Zingale, Sept. 2007, "The Rabbit". The focus of my adaptation is the declining vitality of the universal church resulting from having lost sight of Christ, the cornerstone of God's redemptive church.
Scripture: Luke 14:25-33
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 352
I. G. Spong avatar
Jesus Talking Tough
Shared by: I. G. Spong on Sep, 2016
Summary: Let’s examine Luke 14:25-33 and the cost of being a disciple.
Ernie Arnold avatar
Discipleship - It's Not What You May Think
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Aug, 2016
Summary: In this passage Jesus shares with us the true meaning of what it takes to be His Disciple. It's not an A, B, C formula.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 14:25-33
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,406
Christopher Benfield avatar
The Cost of Discipleship
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: Many initially are willing to follow the Lord, but fail to count the cost. Upon realizing the great sacrifice necessary to follow Him, many are unwilling to pay the price. We must count the cost and be willing to pay the price in service to the Lord.
Scripture: Luke 14:25-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 307
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
Counting The Cost
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on May, 2016
Summary: To establish that success is never achieved without one first counting the cost. This lesson deals with our commitment and faithfulness to Christ; and his promise to us regarding eternal life.
Kendall Hicks avatar
"Love Me, Hate Mama?"
Shared by: Kendall Hicks on Apr, 2016
Summary: I do not write out complete manuscripts. This is a sermon brief/outline that I hope will help in your study and preparation. Main Point: Allegiance to Jesus above all others
Chuck Sligh avatar
Disciple, Part 1
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Apr, 2016
Summary: Once we believe in Jesus, we are saved from sin and become children of God. But believing is just the beginning of God’s plan. God wants us to become DISCIPLES. In Luke 14, Jesus teaches us three tests of discipleship.
Damon S Adams avatar
Counting the Cost - Following Jesus Luke 14: 25-35
Shared by: Damon S Adams on Apr, 2016
Summary: This message looks at the challenge of following Jesus. It considers the nature of discipleship and how it is inseparable from being a Christian.
David Radcliff avatar
I FEEL COMPLETELY INADEQUATE
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: Have you ever heard the old saying, “If you fail to plan, then you may as well plan to fail.”
Scripture: Luke 14:28-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 142
Russell (Rusty)  Pruitt avatar
Disciipleship III
Shared by: Russell (Rusty) Pruitt on Jan, 2016
Summary: The things that the Lord requires of His servants: to become disciples
Series: Discipleship
Christian Cheong avatar
Living An Impactful Life
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jan, 2016
Summary: We are called to be disciples of Christ and disciple-makers for Christ. Jesus challenges us to consider the cost commitment of discipleship, and not be distracted by the comfort and convenience this world offers.
Paul Barreca avatar
Christ as Lord
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Nov, 2015
Summary: Jesus made it clear that true disciples forsake all to follow him.
Chris Jordan avatar
The Storyteller - The Parables of Jesus: The Great Feast
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Sep, 2015
Summary: In Jesus’ parable of the great feast, we discover God has given us a wonderful invitation. However, many people will make excuses and miss out on God’s Kingdom!
Scripture: Luke 14:16-33
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 483
Pat Damiani avatar
Hate Your Own Father and Mother
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Aug, 2015
Summary: Being a disciple of Jesus is a matter of a takeover, not a makeover
Scripture: Luke 14:26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 672
Dean Courtier avatar
Our Promise to God as Disciples of Jesus
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Aug, 2015
Summary: The Stream of God’s Promises. Our Heavenly Father has many wonderful Promises for each of us, His children. I want us to consider our promises to God as His children, as His disciples.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Luke 14:25-33
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,325
Denn Guptill avatar
The Price of Discipleship
Shared by: Denn Guptill on May, 2015
Summary: We often preach on salvation given so freely, but do we take the time to look at the price we have to pay to be a disciple?
Scripture: Luke 14:25-33
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 769
David Owens avatar
Growing Deeper Through Discipleship
Shared by: David Owens on Apr, 2015
Summary: I relied heavily on SermonCentral contributor Larry Sarver's sermon "Defining Discipleship" for this lesson. I addressed the topic of Growing Deeper through Discipleship in two sermons.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 14:25-35
Views: 879
Craig Condon avatar
Jesus is Number One
Shared by: Craig Condon on Mar, 2015
Summary: Jesus does not promise us material wealth if we follow him, but he promises us a wealth beyond anything we can dream of in terms of material goods. His wealth is the wealth of the Holy Spirit and the wealth of heaven. God and Christ are willing to share.
Scripture: Luke 14:25-35
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 462
Freddy Fritz avatar
It Costs to Be a Disciple
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Feb, 2015
Summary: The analysis of following Jesus in Luke 14:25-35 shows us what is involved in following Jesus.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 14:25-35
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 774
Chris Beam avatar
Never Too Late
Shared by: Chris Beam on Jan, 2015
Summary: God’s love is everlasting; You are never too old or too far gone to start over.
Scripture: Luke 14:28-29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,488
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
FINISH WHAT YOU START, NEVER QUIT
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: Are you are good started but you seldom finish what you started? You need to finish, persis, complete the task before you. Have we counted the cost if we do? If we don't?
Steve Ely avatar
Other People's Money - Pt. 4 - Dollars and Sense
Shared by: Steve Ely on Nov, 2014
Summary: Your neighbor attends church wanting instruction and supernatural response in every important area of life . . . relationships, direction and success, but we they don't want anyone to talk about money.
Scripture: Luke 14:25-32
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 717
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
Couting the Cost
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Nov, 2014
Summary: There is a great cost involved in following Jesus; however it is worth it to follow Him!
Series: Committed
Brett Dague avatar
The Cost of Being Jesus' Disciple
Shared by: Brett Dague on Nov, 2014
Summary: An examination of the hierarchy that Christ has established for prioritizing our life: God, family, and then ministry.
Jerry Flury avatar
I Love You Lord, but...
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Oct, 2014
Summary: Many profess to love the lord but with reservations. Their mantra is “I love you Lord but...” Excuses arise when they are called to follow Jesus Christ in sacrificial discipleship or to live separated holy lives.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Luke 14:15-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 17,222
Ken Henson avatar
The Cost of Discipleship
Shared by: Ken Henson on Jun, 2014
Summary: Jesus paid the price for our lives. We must bear the Cost of Following Him.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 14:25-35
Denomination: *other
Views: 512
Rev. Matthew Parker avatar
Dare to Be a Disciple!
Shared by: Rev. Matthew Parker on May, 2014
Summary: The call to discipleship demands everything of us and gives us all of God in return.