The Cost & Privilege of Following Jesus by Jenny Salt 

In this two-part series from Women’s Katoomba Convention 2006 (now ‘OneLove’), Jenny Salt unpacks what Matthew 8 and 9 reveals of Jesus’s true identity, and how this may challenge our personal perceptions.  

In this talk from Matthew 8, Jenny shares how Jesus has full control and authority over the physical and spiritual world, and that the invitation to “follow him” is both a cost and a privilege. She then invites us to consider whether we are really following Jesus in submission to his good and powerful authority.  

Key Quotes: 

“Jesus describes his own lack of earthly security, and the implication is that a follower of Jesus should expect the same.”  

“The one we follow walked a path to glory, but it was a path that first involved suffering, and for Jesus, it took him to the cross.” 

“If we take our eyes off Jesus, we can fall into the trap of thinking that life is too hard. Don’t underestimate the cost, but don’t underestimate the privilege.”  

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  • 13 x ‘KCC Classic’ talks by Jenny Salt (OneLove 2006), Greta Gaut (OneLove 2006), Tim Blencowe (NextGen 2012), Rico Tice (BASECAMP 2003) and Nigel Lee (KEC 2003) 
  • 3 x young adult talks by Ray Galea from the book of Ecclesiastes  

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Pastoral Supervision: Protecting Your Heart to Go the Distance  

“Endure to Mature”: Paul Dale on the Value of Enduring Trials 

 Understand Your Bible Better with “The Divine Story” by Nancy Guthrie 

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