Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Two Quotes on The Cost of Discipleship

Sunday's sermon was on the cost of discipleship from Luke 14:25-35. Here are two quotes that made it into the sermon that I found especially fitting.

“Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship, p. 45)

“Following Jesus is so supremely important that it calls for behaviors that are sometimes going to look like hate to the world.” (John Piper, What Jesus Demands from the World, p. 72.)
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