Do you have what it takes to be a disciple of Jesus Christ?

Matthew Bible Background

01.09.2018 – New Testament: Matt 8.18–22

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 8 on January 9, In the year of our Lord 2018

By Don Ruhl

Following Jesus sounds like a nice thing to do, but to follow Him, your heart must be in it 100%, as shown in a couple of interactions Jesus had with people,

And when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave a command to depart to the other side. Then a certain scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” Then another of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead” (Matthew 8.18–22).

Did this scribe and the disciple truly know what it means to follow Jesus wherever He leads us? It takes priority over everything in life.


  • Do you know what it takes to follow Jesus?
  • Are you willing to give your all to follow Him?

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