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"The Fine Print"Stuart JonesYou know the latest Xbox game is out and your son’s birthday is fast approaching. Is it really worth what the store is charging? The most up-to-date iPhone came out and you’ve just got to have it. Then you see the price! Is the latest technology really worth the time and effort it’ll take to pay for it? Everything we want carries a price and a question—is it worth the cost? Do you ask yourself the same question when you decide to follow Jesus? What will it cost you to follow Him? Your time? Your energy? Your money? A weekly night out on the town so that you have time to belong to a life group and learn more about Jesus? A weekend at the lake so that you can be at church on Sunday to serve in KIDTOWN? Your career when God says to serve Him full time in a mission field? Jesus told a crowd and His disciples in Mark 8:34 NLT what it would cost to follow Him: “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.” Why is it worth all that you may be asked to give up to follow Jesus? Yes, there’s eternity that you’ll spend with Him. But why is it worth it while you’re here on earth? Is it seeing God working in your life? Is it growing closer to Him as you walk along the path He’s given you? Is it receiving strength, power and wisdom from Him when you ask? Is it knowing you’ve helped someone come to know Jesus as their Savior? Whatever the cost for following Jesus—it is worth it!