Receive and Follow Jesus (Luke 9:51-62) - 10/15/23
From this point to Luke 19… Jesus is on a journey to Jerusalem.
Physical and spiritual journey
The closer He gets to the cross the more hostility He faces
The Village rejects
The people must choose (the cost of discipleship)
We either receive or reject. We either follow after or stay behind.
JESUS’ JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM
Days drew near / Taken up
A deliberate act of obedience and purpose
Fulfilling His redemptive purpose
The Death, Resurrection, and Ascension
The Cross and the Crown
Up on the cross… ascending to the right hand of the Father
THE RESPONSE OF THE PEOPLE
The Samaritan Village
They would not receive him
To reject Him is to reject the Gospel
Unwilling to help anyone headed to Jerusalem
There was great division within the people
North – Samaria
South – Jerusalem
Goes back to the days of the divided Kingdom.
Mt Gerizim – the Samaritan place of worship
Jerusalem – the Temple
NO ROOM FOR JESUS
Follower 1 – Mission
Counting the cost
THE MISSION OF BELIEVERS (GOING)
Follower 2 – Priorities
What we view as important
He wanted to negotiate with Jesus (first)
His responsibility was not sinful, but often the things that keep us from true commitment are not sinful (family, work, hobbies)
Not putting off what God is calling us to do
OH, THE BLESSINGS WE ARE MISSING WITH DELAY!
Follower 3 – Focus
Don’t look back (the journey)
Finding our hope and purpose in the future and not the past
Growing and maturing personally and spiritually.
DOING MORE AS WE TRUST AND FOLLOW HIM
THE BEST IS YET TO COME