If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself.Jesus sets three conditions for discipleship: First, self-denial—the surrender of our life to His cause. Second, to take up the cross of sacrifice and service. Third, the continual following of Jesus’ plan and purpose. These are not conditions for salvation, which is faith alone in Christ alone (John 3:16, 36). Discipleship comes after we are saved by grace. While salvation is free, discipleship is costly.