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Follow Jesus no matter the cost
Pastor Jeremy Mattek
by Pastor Jeremy Mattek
February 3, 2022

Some people live in what are called “tiny homes.” Some are only slightly larger than a backyard shed. Though the living space is small, these homes are skillfully constructed to include most anything its residents might find in a larger house. They’ve become the home of choice for many people who are glad to live with less compared to their neighbors.

But anyone living in a tiny home owns more property than Jesus did as he was looking for disciples. “A man said to [Jesus], ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ Jesus replied, ‘Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head’” (Luke 9:57,58). Jesus was really asking the man a question: “Would you be willing to follow me even if it means losing all your earthly possessions, including your home?” 

There are many Christians today who are forced to answer that question. And there are many who choose to lose their homes rather than forsake Jesus. Why? 

Because in the Word of God they’ve found a cross on which Jesus clearly shows his determination to love and forgive us, no matter the cost. 

Because Jesus’ empty tomb on Easter morning gives us a better home to look forward to in heaven than even the largest and most extravagant home on earth. 

Maybe you’ll never have to give up your earthly home to follow Jesus. But it would be worth it to follow the One who gave up his life for you.

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