The Unbearable Weight of Choosing

Passage:Luke 14:25-33

Preacher: Ben Phillips

In Deuteronomy 30, The LORD speaks through Moses and offers a very basic choice to his people: Choose life, or choose death. Sounds so simple right? Why is it then that humans seem to inevitably, and sometimes even consistently, choose death, even when God wants us to choose life? Then Jesus comes along and basically teaches that to be his disciple we must choose between him and all manner of worldly things (even good things)? We must recognize that neither of these "choice" situations is in fact good news. So what is the good news in the midst of the unbearable weight of choosing between life and death.