Friday, December 7, 2012

words that never came out of Jesus' mouth

"Follow me and I'll give you a real comfortable, cozy life."

"Let me teach you how to stay away from trouble and hardship your entire life."

"Hey, this is always gonna feel great."

"Want lots of friends? Follow Me."

Words that DID come out of Jesus' mouth

John 15:18-21
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you... If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you... because they do not know Him who sent Me."

Matthew 5:10-12
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven...."

Matthew 24:8-14
"... you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake..." 

If you've committed to be a follower of Jesus, 
remember that 11 out of 12 of His disciples were killed because they loved Him. 

He doesn't promise a cozy, fluffy life. 
He DOES promise peace, joy, love, & other wonderful things that come from from knowing Him. 
Just know that He also promises a high cost. 

what does knowing Jesus cost you?