DATE: 8th- Oct- 2022
TIME: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
VENUE: Reconciliation Baptist Church, Nalukolongo
Currently, we live in a world of easy believism which is a view held by those who define saving faith purely as intellectual assent to the truths of the gospel and that it’s fine to live your life in any way you want since Jesus died for your sins. Most of us have heard preachers tell us to repeat these words ” I (fill in your name) accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.” At the end of that, you get a pat on the back while declaring that you’re in the Kingdom just like that. Even when you personally have your own doubts about whether actually “you’re in”. But even those doubts are quickly washed away by the statement “If you’re having any doubts about the success of this encounter it’s because the Devil is trying to steal your salvation.” And it’s from that day that you convince yourself that “you’re in” because the preacher said so even when there is no radical change in your life – you’re just still the same person you used to be. You still have the same passions, same desires, still, speak and act the same way. If being saved was that easy then definitely the majority would be in Heaven but what does Jesus reply when He is asked whether a few people will be saved? He replies “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.” Clearly we can see that there are those who are even trying to (saying the sinner’s prayer can’t be that hard for them) but guess what – they will not be able to get in. Could you be among those that are trying to? Why wait to find out when you’re in front of the Judge when you can count the cost right now?
But what does it really mean to Count the Cost?
In Luke 14:26-33, Jesus explains what it takes to really be His follower:
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.”
This is an event you don’t want to or even your loved ones to miss out- Come and let us COUNT THE COST.