So right here we can’t trust Luke on this specific point. The foundation of our tower of faith in Christ on which God builds. The man I worshipped and adored; the man I thought could do no wrong; this man who I thought would protect me and save me from all harm, this man had made a mistake. One of my father’s hobbies was cycling. I jumped off my bike and demanded to know why he had made me ride such a stupid bike. These shocking words shock us. He paid the price for our lives right now. Jesus’ words are designed to shock the crowds into an understanding of the cost of following him. for real – a reflection on Luke 14:25-33. in Bonhoeffer’s words ” When Christ calls a man, he bids him to come and die”. What do you mean by these words and who can pay such a high price? “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes and even life itself, cannot be my disciple?…None of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions?”. Thanks for your comments Dan! Only Jesus knows where they are going. But none of them looked like ours. Is Jesus contradicting the scriptures, is he contradicting himself? There Will Be Signs – An Advent Sermon on Luke 21:25-36 “There will be signs,” Jesus said (from the gospel for the First Sunday of Advent, Luke 21:25-36). This was 1967, long before 10-speed bicycles were all the rage. 2009-present. He looked to God and God heard his prayer. Jesus, are you kidding? Were you Daddy’s favourite? One is about a man building a tower and the other is about a king fighting a war. A)   Jesus paid the price. Matt Boulter. Today, as we follow Christ toward the cross in the Gospel of Luke we come up against an extremely demanding text. Carey Stone. Luke 14:25-33 Sermon Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost Shepherd of the Hills Ev. So, in my mind going back to the Greek to find an answer to this difficult text does not cut it. The righteous run to it and are safe.”  What is the name of the Lord? The preacher said to him, The man replied, "You need to Sitting straight and proud on our bikes. Secondly Jesus, it is almost certain, did not address his disciples and/or the crowds that were following him/them, in Greek because he most likely did not speak Greek himself and most of his followers did not understand Greek anyway. rick morley a garden path . Our life of discipleship was not cheap. Hate your father; hate your mother; hate your wife; hate your children; hate you brothers; hate your sisters; hate even life itself and oh yes while you are at it give up all you possessions and then, and only then will you be ready to take up your cross and follow Jesus. When I pulled into our drive-way, my Dad was there to greet me. He was still Bishop of North Carolina in those days, but was excited about this new project and its potential to help small churches that did not have or could not afford a regular preacher. We in no way could pay this price. This passage has troubled me so much that I went back to the original Greek to try and discover just what it was that Jesus was saying. Joseph Justus Scaliger, Arnold Meyer, Emil Friedrich Kautzsch and especially Gustaf Dalman on the German side; The Neapolitan legal scholar, Dominicus Diodati, even Giambernardo de Rossi on the other side, published serious works on the languages spoken in Judea and Galilee at the time of Jesus. Luke 14.25-35 Audio Giving Up Everything…Except Christ Luke 14:25-35 TT- All Christians must be ready, if need be, to give up everything for the call of Christ. It is difficult to recognize the Jesus in this text. And finally, do you really expect me to give up everything I have? Here’s a facsimile of the sermon I preached a number of years ago on the gospel text. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 14:25-33 EXEGESIS: LUKE 14. Did mommy love you best? To be with our families and love for the sheer joy of loving. Search for: Sermon. 9.4.2016 – Sermon – Luke 14:25-33. Our writers and readers come from numerous and varied backgrounds, and the resources we provide are used in small house churches, sprawling It is a familiar question we have all asked at some time in our lives. At that moment Jesus may well be their saviour and they may want to follow him to the ends of the earth. But Jesus wants it to be clear to us. 31 "Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. How many had a demanding father? 11:11 minutes (25.61 MB)Download Audio File Plays: 1 | Downloads: 1. A Sermon for Every Sunday. How many of us are constantly competing with someone who we are convinced is, smarter, prettier, funnier, harder working, better dressed,  sexier, or happier that we are? 9.4.2016 – Sermon – Luke 14:25-33. B)   The parable of the cost -  As Jesus speaks about the cost of discipleship, he tells two parables. The text for today’s meditation is taken from the Gospel of Luke, the 14th chapter starting at the 25 vs., and reads as follows: NKJ Luke 14:25 … My father just stood there in stunned silence. Sermons; Sermons. This Jesus wants to turn us into religious fanatics who hate everybody and give up everything, even life itself. The price tag is clear. Jesus, in these words, talks about the cost of following Him. I wanted to blend in. Epiphany, Liturgical Feasts and Fasts. Tag Archives: Lutheran sermon Luke 14:25-33 Jesus You’ve Got to be Kidding!!! Jesus’ words are designed to shock the crowds and unmask their idolatry.And now, these provocative words provoke us. I cried because I wasn’t good enough. Sermon for September 9th: Luke 14:25-33; Sermon for September 2nd: Luke 14:1, 7-14 August (1) Follow us on Twitter. These bikes were three-speeds and they had hand brakes. This is not the gentle Jesus of my childhood. Are we to forget about honouring our parents? – Luke 14:25-33. Epiphany 2021 House Blessing With Chalk. I would Why does Jesus rant and rave about hating our father’s, mothers, children, sisters, brothers and even life itself? How can I hate my father and mother and family? Hard to retell exactly what was recollected to you, let alone wade through various translations! Were you the eldest; the youngest; the middle child; how much jockeying was there for position in your family? That night God sent his angel to the Assyrian camp and killed 185,000 (men). It was hard. We moved around a lot when I was a kid and there was never much money so I spent a long time longing for my bike. Luke 14:1, 7-14. According to the dictionary the word “hate” is defined as “intense hostility and aversion; distaste coupled with sustained ill will”. Maybe it was an older brother who excelled in sports and now you refuse to play, convinced that you are a clutz. These words of Jesus are harsh and they are complex. Martin Luther urged us to put our old self to death. How many of us got caught up trying to justify our existence by trying to live up to impossible expectations? He meant dislike”. It’s like saying on a hot summer day ” I’d kill for an ice cream “. We were almost late, so we poured on the speed and as we turned into the school yard and headed towards the bike-racks, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Kevin Wittmayer. Epiphany Proclamation Of Easter 2021. Sermon #8 in a 13 sermon series on the Preaching of Jesus. Where was your place in your family? Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16. 33 "So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple. For we too seek salvation everywhere but in Christ. An Episcopal Priest's Sermons, Prayers, and Reflections on Life, Becoming Human, and Discovering Our Divinity . When I first started school my father would hoist me up on to his bicycle’s cross bar and give me a ride to school. Thank you for visiting our sermon page of St. Ann's Episcopal Church in Amsterdam, NY. It has taken me a long time to stop trying to live up to my family’s expectations. Our mothers love us not because we deserve it, but simply because we exist. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. Obviously a king with ten-thousand men can not beat the king with twenty-thousand men. We hope to see you on Sunday! Following Jesus means dying to self, to everything we have, to everything we are. 27 "And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. Jesus if asked what kind of death would be his would have answered STONING which was the death tool for blasphemers, the only accusation held against him.. He certainly doesn’t pull any punches about what it takes. September 8th, 2013 | Posted in: Sermon by Fr. Yesterday's sermon on Luke 14:25-33. It means understanding yourself to be a new creation in Christ’s image, with all the potential to be all that we can be. Jesus Spoke these words, recorded in Luke, to a large crowd of people, many of whom where on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem for the Passover celebration (this was the holiday they celebrated to remember when the Jewish people were released from their slavery to Pharaoh and Egypt). Rev 5:9 says “ with your blood you purchased men for God.”  He lived and died and rose from the grave so that we might be his disciples. And suddenly our families no longer justify our existence, they merely surround us with love and care. August 18 Gospel Luke 12:49-56 Sermon The Rev. A great king named Sennacherib from the Assyrian nation had conquered all the nations and cities around Jerusalem. 34 " Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. We want desperately to know that our creation was not in vain. THE CONTEXT. On such a bike, I knew that I was somebody. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? Luke 14:25-35 dealing with Jesus' teaching on what it means to be a disciple. Maybe your mother always wanted you to look your best and now you are never satisfied with how you look. The next morning my brother and I left early for school. They demand something from us. Sermon Luke 14:25-33 The Danger of Discipleship Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Luke 14:25-33 The Danger of Discipleship By The Rev. There was row upon row of what, in 1967 was considered to be the coolest bike on the road. Not one of these relationships can save us. Passage: Luke 14:25-33. What color would the Jesus Seminar gives it ? I wanted to be just like him. When we look to him we fulfill all the costs of discipleship. They were the short framed bikes with the high-handle bars and the long seats we used to call banana-seats. The writer(s) of Luke were speaking out of a particular context to a particular community. My brother and I were playing in the front-yard when my parents came riding down the street. This parable reminds me of  an Old Testament king named Hezekiah. Christ Church Episcopal, Harwich Port Sermon for September 5, 2010 Judith Davis, Rector Luke 14:25-33 + O God, “O let me from this day be wholly thine”. This is exactly what I had in mind when I created you”. To follow Jesus for the excitement and the challenges that Christ offers. And He turned and said to them, 26 "If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. We might say, wow! Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, was one of the first preachers to record sermons for ASFES. Related « 8.21.2016 – Sermon – Luke 13:10-17 9.18.2016 – Sermon – Luke 16:1-13 » Headlines from the Diocese of Pittsburgh. I can still hear him explaining that the frames were Czechoslovakian racing frames, that these bikes were special and that he expected us to take good care of them. He certainly doesn’t pull any punches about what it takes. The Cost of Discipleship Luke 14:25-35 CHCC: February26, 2012 INTRODUCTION: It’s said that Abraham Lincoln regularly attended services at a Presbyterian Church in Washington DC. On this page, you will see all of our Year C sermons, organized by the liturgical occasion and season of the Church year. We don’t give regard to our own lives. I don’t have the greatest relationship with my family but I am not prepared to summon up intense hostility, aversion and distaste coupled with sustained ill will. Instead we see the life that Jesus purchased for us. I appreciate the conversation. Sermons.com provides sermon illustrations, sermons, powerpoint and worship resources, and children's sermons & bulletins. Didn’t Jesus try to talk people into loving their enemies? Subscribe To. They expressed it differently. a sermon Luke 14:25-33 and Deuteronomy 30:15-20 for Pentecost 16C, Progressive Christian sermon Luke 14:25-33, Progressive Christian sermon Pentecost 16C. It took me even longer to realize that I couldn’t justify my own existence by living up to other peoples’ expectations. First going back to the Greek text to understand the meaning of Luke 14 is an escape. Browse Sermons on Luke 14:25-33. A)   We are not able to pay -  Jesus makes us uncomfortable with his words. When I was ten, we moved into yet another new neighbourhood. Primary Menu. Jesus doesn’t want us to see if we have enough to finish the job of building a tower. They were magnificent. This is not the gentle Jesus we have come to expect. Sermons; Children’s Sermons; Hymns; Luke 14:25-33 SW-Admin 2019-05-23T20:20:12-07:00. I asked my Mom if we could ride them and she said, “I don’t see why not, they are your bikes after all.” I could hardly believe my ears. we find the parallel of Luk 14:25-33 IN Mat 10:37-38. I cried because my Dad had made a mistake. In him we rise to eternal life. Roy Almquist at all services. Even if his followers should be blessed with material wealth, he expects them to be poor. This beautiful blue two-wheeler, with three speeds, hand brakes and everything was mine. Jesus You’ve Got to be Kidding!!! Shalom. Home; About; Index of Posts; Contact Me; Search. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Sorry. He was a godly king who ruled in Jerusalem. Hundreds of theologians and linguists have analyzed every word again and again ,since at least, the 16th century. This is not the happy Jesus who smiled out from the pictures in my illustrated Bible.This is not the Jesus that the rightwing conservative Christians point to when they harp on about family values. : How much does it cost? Does Jesus really want his followers to hate? I cried because the man I looked up to. Jesus’ words give us reassurance. God says:  Today I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all you possession                    Luke: 14:25-33, Jesus you’ve got to be kidding! He urged us to remember our baptism. But following Jesus – discipleship, baptism–also means being raised with Jesus. Acts 8:4-25. Related « 8.21.2016 – Sermon – Luke 13:10-17 9.18.2016 – Sermon – Luke 16:1-13 » Headlines from the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Bible Text: Luke 14:25-33. In those days you rarely saw such bikes. I went storming up to my room, threw myself down on my bed and cried. Suddenly our possessions no longer prove our worth; they are simply gifts from God. Dr. David E. Leininger Why you are here today? Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower. Welcome. Who can pay the cost he asks? Luke 14:25-33 The Word of God . Now large crowds were travelling with Jesus and he turned and said to them,  “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Jesus knows that most of the crowds will not be able to follow him to the cross. Only Jesus knows that he is on his way to Jerusalem; headed straight for the cross. ", Intro. Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. “Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Luke 14:25-33. Neal Longe. Sermons are written to be live presentations to particular communities. Baptism is a ritual drowning. Hezekiah didn’t go out to battle and he didn’t surrender. Mother, Father, Sisters, Brothers, Aunts, Uncles,even your own life. The cost of discipleship is not ours. After-school was over, I headed straight for the bike-rack and tried to get out of there as fast as I could so that no-one could see my weird bike. How many of you remember “Mustangs”. Can we trust Luke that these words were actually spoken by Jesus ? September 1 Gospel Luke 14:1, 7-14 Sermon The Rev. We have turned earning a living into earning the right to live. 28 "For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it --  29 "lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 "saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.' -Fr. Welcome to St. Margaret's Anglican Church! Do you really expect me to bear a cross? I cried because life was hard. October 7, 2012 Creation Cycle Begins Matthew 11:25-30 Rev. There may well be days when I don’t exactly like life, but hate even life itself? The Collect. We look to Jesus for help. He mocked Hezekiahs God. The first parable is about how foolish it is for a man who doesn’t figure out how much it will cost to build a tower. Some of us spend our lives justifying our existence by our careers. 16th Sunday after Pentecost “Parable of the Cost” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. “Can I afford it”. Luke 14:25-35. Our fathers are not there to be lived up to, but to love us and accept us. I’ve approached this text today with much prayer… David Luckenbach. Sermon, Christmas. There was a sea of bicycles. I also cried because I now knew that this man could be hurt and that I was the one who hurt him. My Dad had found me the best bike that money could buy and on the week-end, I would ride with my father. Indeed he does expect his followers, his disciples, us, to hate and love their families and their own lives. 13 In their presence I charged Baruch, saying, 14 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Take these deeds, both this sealed deed of purchase and this open deed, and put them in an earthenware jar, in order that they may last for a long time. Nice try but not an answer to Luke 14:25-33 He who has ears to hear, let him hear! Jesus is our tower and he is our foundation. Reply. As we feel the weight of his words upon our shoulders, we may feel that we are being crushed with impossible tasks. Simple theme. AUGUST 18, 2019 THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. Last Thursday I received a telephone call from an Episcopal priest from upstate New York. Bible Text: Luke 14:25-33. They are given to us to serve God and God’s people:  our homes so that we can provide hospitality to strangers, our wealth so that we can share it with others. Otherwise, when the foundation is laid and the tower cannot be finished, all who see it will begin to ridicule the builder, saying, “This person began to build and was not able to finish.’  Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand? He expects them to bear a cross, to die, and rise again. Messiah Episcopal Church 1631 Ford Parkway Saint Paul, MN 55116 Office: 651-698-2590 | info [at] messiahepiscopal [dot] org David M. McNair. The gospel writer tells us that huge crowds were following Jesus; clamouring for his attention; pleading for his healing touch; anxiously waiting for the next miracle; and pledging to follow Jesus where ever he was going; hoping against hope that Jesus could save them from all their problems. It took me a long time to realize that my Mom and Dad couldn’t save me from harm. In my eyes my father could do no wrong. Jesus talks about himself as the cornerstone of the temple. First, “Hate your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself.” Second, “Carry the cross and follow [him].” Lastly, “Give up all your possessions.” (See Luke 14:25-33, Proper 18C) If not, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for the terms of peace. One day he was faced with a terrible situation. Click on the blue boxes for all of the sermons for … These difficult words unmask our idolatry. God has set before us life and death, choose life. Click on the blue boxes for all of the sermons for … Sermon by the The Rev. Home; About; Index of Posts; Contact Me; Search. We pray that these sermons will be inspiring and beneficial to you. Not just everything you have, everything you are. They did not mean literally that you had to HATE your mom, dad, sister, or take your own life. Luke 14:25-33 - Costly discipleship You can download the text of this sermon as a Word document here What a curious mix we find in the person of Jesus. It is time for us to stop spending our lives trying to justify our existence. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Luke 14:25-33. We struggle to maintain the illusion that we are in control of our own destiny. This sermon is inspired by his brilliant work! Amen. 2013 to present. 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