Imagine for a moment that a local reporter stops you coming out of church. She asks you a straight-forward question: “Is it easy or hard to follow Jesus?”   How would you respond?   If you’re like most believers, you’d hesitate to answer. If you say “hard,” you risk belittling the atoning work of Christ, making it sound as if salvation depends upon your own effort. On the other hand, if you answer “easy,” you might contradict Jesus’ warning to count the cost of discipleship.   If you could hit the pause button on this scenario and consult a Bible for the answer, what wouldRead More →