Sermon on Luke 14:25-35, for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, about Jesus' statements on the conditions and cost of discipleship. How do we understand Jesus' call that you cannot be His disciple unless you "hate" your family? What are the uses of the word "hate" in the Bible, and what can this mean? What sort of undertaking is discipleship, and how do we meet with the cost and the resources for such an endeavor? Who supplies all we need, and how?
September 7, 2016