Archive for 'Discipleship'


Luke 14: 25-33 Rom 13:8-10 / Psa 112 In the same way, everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:33) There’s more to life than mere possessions, Or even our closest relations; Friends, kin, loved ones– they all pass on; What matters most is God alone. Large […]

Charity Saves Souls

Matthew 19: 16-22 Jdgs 2:11-19 / Psa 106 If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. (Matthew 19:21-22) Poverty now plagues our nation, And yet many don’t seem to care; For the sake of your salvation, […]

The Ambition of James and John

Matthew 20:20-28 2 Cor 4: 7-15 / Ps 126: 1-6 “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” They answered, “We can.” Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup . . .” (Matthew 20: 22-23) Lord, take away all my ambition, Desire for prominence, and my pride. . . […]

Of Sheep, Wolves, Serpents and Doves

Matthew 10: 16-23 Gen 46:1-7,28-30 / Psa 37 Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and gentle as doves. (Matthew 10:16) It’s not for glory or men’s praise We struggle to proclaim God’s Word; We’re driven by the Spirit’s grace, To win men’s souls as […]

The Gathering of His Flock

John 10: 22-30 Acts 11:19-26 / Psa 87 My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27) Let us come together in praise, We who are sheep in God’s pasture; Be grateful to Him all our days, Being His flock is our treasure! Then came the Feast of Dedication at […]

The Conditions of Discipleship

Luke 9: 22-25 Dt 30:15-20 / Ps 1:1-4,6 What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself? (Luke 9: 25) Have no fear for problems or pain, Just hope for the blessings life will bring. Behind the trials, there’s a gain, God has a purpose for everything. Jesus […]