The cost of being a Disciple
The grace of God is appreciated the most when we understand our own reality without Christ. Grace is like the internet, we know is there and we use, but many actually don't know how it works. Today's message from Ephesians 2:1-10 encourages us to appreciate the meaning of grace at a deeper level.
In God's kingdom there are followers and there are disciples. What's the difference? In Luke 14:25-35, we see that some followed Jesus, but it seems that Jesus wanted more from them and makes a shocking statement: hate your loved ones and you will be my disciples. What does it mean for Jesus to "hate our loved ones"?