What does it mean to be married? It is an important question to ask and answer for anyone considering marriage and one I work through with couples that ask me to marry them. A couple that goes into their marriage with a good grasp of what it means to be married has a huge leg up in adjusting to their new life as husband and wife.
What does it mean to be a disciple? It is an even more important question to ask and answer for anyone who would ask Jesus to save them and become a follower of his. It is a bit tricky because like the answer to the previous question about marriage, there are a lot of possible answers, many of which are profoundly unhelpful and can lead to ruin. In today’s message we look at what Jesus said the answer was to what it means to be a disciple of his. The answer he gives is at first shocking. He says some things that on the service are crazy. But the reality is that if we don’t follow Jesus instruction on the matter, we cannot be his disciple. More than that, when we realize what he is actually requiring of us, he is absolutely gracious and loving in what he requires of his disciples.