2019-09-08 Message- Before You Build

By September 8, 2019 September 9th, 2019 Sermons

What You Build Matters

We work on lots of projects, big and small. Think about the last project you worked on. How did it turn out? Sometimes, of course, the project may not have turned out! Ordinary set-backs, unanticipated obstacles, or our own inactions or distractions, may leave the project incomplete. We want to stay with it. Sometimes we can’t, or won’t. What do we do?

Luke 14:24-33

In this week’s message from Luke 14:25-33 titled, Before You Build, we will hear Jesus set some pretty tough expectations for those who follow him. Really tough. There is no discount discipleship. No coupons to reduce our costs. Following Jesus means, well, following Jesus 100%. What did Jesus mean when he said to love him morethan our family? (Yes, he said that. But it doesn’t mean what you may first think.) Jesus says our possessions (time, energy, attention, health, finances) must never get in our way. What prompted Jesus to talk about a builder who couldn’t finish the house, or the king anticipating the cost of doing battle?

How Much Does It Cost To Join In the Mission of Cold Spring Church?

Well, only your time, energy, and attention! What does it cost us to follow Jesus? The short answer is, everything! But the good news is that Jesus has paid the cost and we have been equipped to complete the tasks God has given us to do, given you and me to do. No spiritual procrastination for us! Let’s get it done because when Jesus starts something, you can be sure he will finish it! Find out how you can complete your life’s projects, too, this week at Cold Spring Church.

  • Let’s Count the Cost, and invest in the future
  • Let’s Secure the Foundation and build confidently
  • Let’s Stick to the Plan, because God is sticking with us!

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6).

Kevin Yoho

Kevin Yoho

As a transformation specialist, consultant, and author, I equip individuals and teams to clarify their mission and achieve their mission, building capacities and new community connections. I teach U.S. and international students on the faculty of Drexel University Goodwin School of Nonprofit Management and City Vision University. Kevin believes that every church can deliver relevant and hopeful wrote about what he’s learned as a pastor and regional leader in his recently published book, *Crayons for the City: Reneighboring Communities of Faith to Rebuild Neighborhoods of Hope*.