A COSTLY RELIGION
2 Samuel 24:24 (272)
A. Christianity is the source of many blessings. Examples:
B. Our religion is also costly.
1. A narration from 2 Samuel 24
2. Read 2 Samuel 24:22-24. King David said, “Nor will I offer burnt offerings to
The Lord my God with that which costs me nothing.”
C. It would make a big difference if every Christian were to have this attitude: I will
not offer to the Lord my God that which cost me nothing.
I. Christianity requires sacrificing.
A. Our Lord demands self-denial and sacrifice. Luke 9:23 (760)
B. We can not put anyone ahead of Christ. Luke 14:25-27 (767)
C. We must count the cost of following Jesus. Luke 14 28-35
II. What does our religion cost us in terms of:
A. Effort? Matthew 25:14-30 (725)
B. Time? John 9:4 (788)
C. Money? 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 (851); 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (856)
III. We are assured of a reward.
A. We reap what we sow. Galatians 6:7-10 (862)
B. We are promised eternal life. Romans 6:23 (833); 1 John 2:24-25 (900); 1 John 5:11
A. Christianity cost God the suffering of His Son. 1 Peter 2 21-25 (895)
B. Christianity is costly to us. Romans 12:1-2 (837)