B. The Second Condition involves Counting the Cost beforehand.
1. “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and
_____ the cost, whether he has enough to finish it lest, after he has laid the
foundation, and is not able to finish….” Lk12:28-29a
2. “The gold for things of gold and the silver for things of silver, and for all
kinds of work to be done by the hands of craftsmen. Who then is _______ to
consecrate himself this day to the Lord?” 1Chr29:5
3. “Prepare your outside work, Make it fit for yourself in the field; and
_________ build your house. Prov24:27
We do not follow blindly, His requirements are clear. He wants us to look
the issue square in the face. He wants deliberate disciples, not disciples by
4. “After these things He went out and saw a tax collector named ____,
sitting at the tax office. And he said to him, ‘Follow Me.’ So he left all, rose
up, and followed Him.” Lk5:27-28
5. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you
present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your
__________ service.” Rom12:1
God never hesitated to challenge those who follow Him with challenges that
require a price to be paid.
It cost Abraham the willingness to offer his own son.
6. “For Sarah _________ and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set
time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his
son who was born to him-whom Sarah bore to him-Isaac. Gen21:2-3
7. “Now it came to pass after these things that God ______ Abraham, and
said to him, ‘Abraham! And he said, ‘Here I am.” Then He said ‘Take now
your son, you only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah,
and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I
shall tell you.” Gen22:1-2
8. “Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham
built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son
and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. And Abraham stretched out his
hand and took the knife to ____ his son.” Gen22:9-10
It cost Esther the risk of her life.
9. “Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, ‘There is a _______ people
scattered and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of your
kingdom; their laws are different from all other people’s, and they do not
keep the king’s laws. Therefore it is not fitting for the king to let them
remain.” Esther3:8
10. “Then the kings scribes were called on the thirteenth day of the first
month, and a ______ was written according to all that Haman
commanded…” Esther 3:12a
11. “And the letters were sent by couriers into all the king’s provinces, to
destroy, to kill, and to ________ all the Jews, both young and old, little
children and women, in one day, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month,
which is the month of Adar, and to plunder their possessions.” Esther3:13
12. “He (Mordecai) also gave him (Hathach) a copy of the written decree for
their destruction, which was given at Shushan, that he might show it to
Esther and explain it to her, and that he might command her to go in to the
king to make ____________ to him and plead before him for her people.”
13. “All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that
any man or woman who goes into the inner court to the king, who has not
been called, he has but one law: put all to death, except the one to whom the
king holds out the golden _______, that he may live. Yet I myself have not
been called to go in to the king these thirty days.” Esther4:11
14. “For if you remain completely silent at this time, ______ and deliverance
will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house
will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such
a time as this?” Esther4:14
It cost Daniel being cast to lions
15. “Then these men said, ’we shall not find any charge against this Daniel
unless we find it against him __________ the law of his God.” Dan6:5
16. “…whoever petitions any god or man for thirty days, except you O king,
shall be cast into the den of lions. Now O king establish the decree and sign
the writing, so that it cannot be changed, according to the law of the Medes
and Persians, which does not ____. Therefore King Darius signed the
written decree. Dan6:7b-9
17. “Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home.
And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt
down on his knees three times that day and prayed and gave thanks before
his God, as was his ______ since early days.” Dan6:10
It cost Paul his head on a chopping block.
18. “But you be watchful in all things, endure affliction, do the work of an
evangelist, fulfill your ________. 2Tim4:5
19. “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of
my _________ is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the
race, I have kept the faith.” 2Tim4:6-7
It cost Jesus, a cruel death on the cross.
20. “He went a little farther and fell on His face and prayed, saying, ‘O My
Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; ____________, not as I
will, but as You will.” Matt26:39
Anyone can stand and sing “Jesus Loves Me“, but it takes a courageous soul
to follow Him, without regard to cost.
21. “Who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and
supplications, with ________ cries and tears to Him who was able to save
Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, though He was a
Son, yet he learned obedience by the things which He suffered.” Heb5:7-8
22. “Yes, and all who desire to live _____ in Christ Jesus will suffer
persecution.” 2Tim3:12
It’s going to cost you something. Are you willing to pay the price. He never
promised the Christian life would be free of difficulties, but he did promise;
23. “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In
the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have ________
the world.” Jn16:33
1. Count
13. Scepter
2. Willing
14. Relief
3. Afterward
15. Concerning
4. Levi
16. Alter
5. Reasonable
17. Custom
6. Conceived
18. Ministry
7. Tested
19. Departure
8. Slay
20. Nevertheless
9. Certain
21. Vehement
10. Decree
22. Godly
11. Annihilate
23. Overcome
12. Supplication