Going Deeper with God – Counting the Cost of Non-Discipleship

Living as Apprentices

Eugene Peterson’s book “Eat this Book” teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina.

Jesus said, “Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot by my disciple” (Luke 14:27). The Scripture passages below are about people who counted the cost of following Jesus.  Some counted and still surrendered their lives; others counted and walked away. 


GreatOmission 2Dallas Willard writes that we count the cost of discipleship but often forget that “the cost of non-discipleship” is greater than the price we might pay to walk with Jesus. “Non-discipleship costs abiding peace; a life penetrated throughout by love, faith that sees everything in the light of God, overriding governance for good, hopefulness that stands firm in the most discouraging of circumstances, power to do…

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