The Cost of Following Jesus

Hope City

July 7, 2019

Bible Text: Luke 9:57-62 |


What is the cost of following Jesus? This passage details three conversations with three different people about what it would mean for them to truly follow Him. As we listen in on each one, we discover that Jesus demands that we follow Him in a way that we don't follow anyone or anything else in this life, and that the only way we can follow Him like this is when we see that Jesus is unlike and more precious than anyone or anything in life.

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Lose Yourself

Sermon Series: The King of God's Kingdom

April 14, 2019

Bible Text: Mark 8:34-38 |


What is the heart of true Christian discipleship? According to Jesus, in Mark 8, the heart of true Christian discipleship is death! Here Jesus presents an extremely challenging view of what it means to truly follow him. Listen in as we explore his profound words to those who would come after him.

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Absolute Allegiance

March 5, 2017

Bible Text: Luke 9:51-62 |


This sermon is the first one in our series The Road to the Cross. In this passage we listen in on three of Jesus's interactions with his followers and see that in order to journey with Jesus we need to give him nothing less than our full allegiance.

About the sermon series:

In Luke 9:51, after spending 9 chapters telling us who Jesus is, Luke, the author, tells us this one very important detail: “As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.” Just earlier in that same chapter the lights went on for the disciples and they began, imperfectly, to realise that Jesus was the Messiah, God’s king sent to redeem his people. Following that revelation Jesus takes them even further in their understanding of himself and his mission, and he tells them that he’s going to be handed over to the authorities and die at their hand. In fulfillment of that prediction he resolutely heads to Jerusalem to face his death.

As a congregation, we’re on a journey to Easter. Over the next few weeks we are journeying with Jesus through Luke’s gospel, as he journeys to the very first Easter, listening to what he says along the way, and observing what he does along the way. We’ll see the Son of God resolutely committed to obeying his Father, by redeeming the broken, the sinful, the despairing, and the lost.

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The Lord’s Prayer

September 11, 2016

Bible Text: Luke 11:1-13 |


This message is the first in a two-part series focusing on the practice of prayer in the life of the Christian. This week we take a look at Jesus' response to his disciples' request to teach them to pray in what is commonly referred to as 'The Lord's Prayer'. We take special notice of the shape or pattern of prayer that Jesus prescribes, and the impact that makes on the way we approach and practice prayer in our lives.

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