The Risk of Following Jesus

The Risk of Following Jesus

Apr 08, 2018

Passage: Mark 6:1-29

Preacher: Tim Akin

Series: Follow Me: The Gospel According to Mark


The Risk of Following Jesus  (Mark 6:1-29)

Quote: “There is nothing worth living for, unless it is worth dying for!”
-Elisabeth Elliot

Main Idea: Following Jesus is uncomfortable.


  1. We Need Faith (Mark 6:1-6).


  1. We Need Obedience (Mark 6:7-13).
    1. Elizabeth Elliot: “The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.”


  1. We Need Conviction (Mark 6:14-29).

Al-Qaeda Quote: “fitting lesson for the world of infidelity, the crusaders, the Jews and their aids .... This is the fitting end of the accursed one which [will] serve as an example to others. And now with the blessing and aid of Allah, the mujahedeen will send all of you, one by one to hell.” For his part Shahbaz Bhatti knew the risk he was taking as a devoted follower of King Jesus. In a video he made a few months before his martyrdom, he said,

Shahbaz Bhatti: “I want to share that I believe in Jesus Christ who has given His own life for us. I know what is the meaning of the cross. And I’m ready to die for a cause. I’m living for my community and suffering people and I will die to defend their rights.

Elizabeth Elliot:

  • The world cries for men who are strong, strong in conviction, strong to lead, to stand, to suffer.”
  • Leave it all in the Hands that were wounded for you.”