Pastor Daniel Cassels, his wife Hannah, children Jack, Allie and dog Sammi are new to the Santa Maria area. Daniel grew up in Washington State and Hannah in Globe, Arizona. Though this seems like worlds apart they met while Daniel was serving at Shadow Hills Baptist Church in Las Vegas Nevada. They were married January 06, 2006 and have served God as a family ever since. While attending the The College at Southwestern (a part of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) in Fort Worth, Texas they felt a call to go into full time ministry on the west coast. This call brought them to the wonderful church of Life Way Fellowship in Santa Maria California in 2009. They love to serve God by serving people, fellowshiping, and sharing the Good News of Christ.
THE COST OF VISION
A New Beginning With God – 2
Pastor Daniel Cassels
March 12, 2017
Nothing ever happens without GREAT SACRIFICE
I. A Decision That Must Be Made
"If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother,
wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple." Luke 14:26 (NKJV)
"He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me.
And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me." Matthew 10:37 (NKJV) ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________
II. A Price That Must Be Paid
"And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple." Luke 14:27 (NKJV)
"… yes, even more than his own life …" Luke
III. A Cost That Must Be Counted
"My yoke is easy." Matthew 11:30 (NKJV)
The Way To Heaven Is EASY Because The Way Is Jesus
Jesus Is No Easy WAY Because There Is A Cost To Discipleship
We often worry about the price of something when we ought to consider the cost.
"For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first
and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it." Luke 14:28 (NKJV)
"Lest, after he has laid the 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.’"
Luke 14:29-30 (NKJV)
"Or what king, going to make war against anoth
er king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?" Luke 14:31 (NKJV)
"Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a
delegation and asks conditions of peace."
Luke 14:32 (NKJV)
"So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple."
IV. A Reward That Will Be Realized
"Assuredly, I say to you, there is
no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospels, who shall not receive a hundred-fold now in this time-houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions — and in the age to come, eternal life." Mark 10:29-30 (NKJV)