Redeemer's Refuge - Discipleship - What's the Cost?

Discipleship – What’s the Cost?
Redeemer Lutheran Church - LCMS
Charleston, WV
September 8, 2019
13th Sunday after Pentecost
Message presented by Rev. Frank Ruffatto

In this episode of Redeemer’s Refuge, we discuss Jesus’ difficult to hear teaching, , “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.” And that’s not all. He goes on to say, “any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be My disciple.”

Not much “safe space” in His words, are there? But is that really the case? What does this mean? Could it be that there is more hope there than may meet the eye.

Scriptures used for this episode:

  • Psalm 1

  • Deuteronomy 30:15-20

  • Philemon 1-21

  • Luke 14:25-35