Archive for 'Discipleship'

The Cost of Discipleship

Luke 14: 25-33 Phil 2:12-18 / Ps 27:1,4,13-14 So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:33) One obsessed with his possessions Forms no intimate relations; But all attachments here on earth Compared to God’s love have no worth. Now great crowds accompanied Jesus, […]

Spiritual Warfare

Matthew 10:16-23 Hosea 14:2-10 / Psalm 51 Behold, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. You must be cunning as snakes, and gentle as doves. (Matthew 10:16) Shrewd as serpents, gentle as doves, be humble, but cunning and brave. Words we speak will come from above; Whoever endures will be saved. “I am […]

To Be Christ’s Messenger

Matthew 10: 1-7 Hos 10:1-3,7-8,12 / Ps 105:2-7 . . . go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ (Matthew 10:7) Being sent, it is our duty To share what we have been given; That in this we may […]

Wanted: Help for the Lord’s Vineyard

Matthew 9: 32-38 Hosea 8:4-7, 11-13 / Ps 115:3-10 The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few. . . (Matthew 9:37) The laborers are still few In the vineyard of the Lord. Who knows but Christ may be calling you To spread the Good News of His Word. While they were going out, a […]

No Compromise

Mark 10: 28-31 1Pet 1:10-16 / Psa 98:1-4 . . . no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time… with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal […]

Christ’s Mandate: “Go!”

Mark 16: 15-20 1Pet 5:5b-14/Ps 89:2-3,6-7,16-17 Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. (Mark 16:15) Proclaim the Gospel to all men, As we’ve received so we must give; Declare that Jesus Christ has risen, And you will save those who believe. Jesus told the apostles, “Go out to the […]