A Pursuit that Requires Everything

Jesus wants us to understand that following him is a pursuit that requires everything we have.  Jesus tells a parable in Matthew 13 called “The Pearl of Great Price.” It gives us a picture of what Jesus had in mind when he invited us to come after him.

– Idleman, Kyle; Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus; Zondervan; copyright 2011; Grand Rapids, MI; Kindle Edition; page 132

We Need Grace for the Journey

It’s important to understand that the grace of God doesn’t simply invite us to follow… it teaches us to follow.  Just because Matthew left his past behind and started following didn’t mean he was perfect.  Far from it.  Even after we decide to follow Jesus, we continue to need his grace for the journey.

– Idleman, Kyle; Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus; Zondervan; copyright 2011; Grand Rapids, MI; Kindle Edition; page 124