The Hating Disciple
Topic: Discipleship Passage: Luke 14:26–14:27
The family is the most basic of all human institutions. The family was the first school, the first hospital, the first government. From a father’s leadership in his home came patriarchal, monarchial, and eventually democratic forms of human rule. If the family stands, society stands. If the family falls, these other forms of social achievement and order will fall with it. It is therefore somewhat of a shock to read Jesus’ words in Luke 14:26-27.
Let’s see how Christ puts deep meaning to these verses.
- A difficult saying
- A deeper cost understood
- The radical demands of the disciple’s life
- The unique authority of Jesus’ life
- The priorities of honest discipleship
- The dangers of this world