Disciples of Faith

From John 8:31-32:  “Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in Him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.'”

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Throughout life spent with our Father

Clutching His message, forthright Word

Students learning each day and night

Growing in Christ, God’s flock He herds

 

Disciples of faith, taught by God

Walking in step with Jesus Christ

Children of truth’s Living Spirit

Guiding hands, Shepherd sacrificed

 

Christ’s lessons teach, lighting our way

Believing our Savior, always

His unselfish acts bring freedom

Following Him through life’s dim haze

 

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Building discipleship, praise Him

Lasting kinship as believers

Hearing our faith’s eternal hymn

 

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From Acts 11:25-26:  “Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch.  So it was that for an entire year they met with the church and taught a great many people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called ‘Christians.'”

Oswald Chambers Quote

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The discipline of dismay is an essential necessity in the life of discipleship.  When the darkness of dismay comes, endure until it is over, because out of it will come that following of Jesus which is an unspeakable joy.

From Mark 10:32:  “They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were amazed.”

Spiritual Messengers

From the words of Scottish evangelist and Christian teacher, Oswald Chambers:  “We are not turned into spiritual mediums, but into spiritual messengers; the message must be part of ourselves.”

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Our time here on this earth

Limited and finite

Humble servants of God

Carry on the good fight

 

Called to spread the Good News

Find one person at a time

Urged to evangelize

Sharing God’s paradigm

 

Giving us strength in faith

Our Lord standing with us

Invite all to listen

Proclaim His truth, a plus

 

As our God’s messengers

Hearts broken by our flaws

Baptized by Holy Spirit

Drafted into His cause

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From 2 Timothy 4:2:  “Proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching.”

Andrew Murray Quote

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It is the secret of true discipleship to bear the cross, to acknowledge the death sentence that has been passed on self, and to deny any right that self has to rule over us.

From Luke 9:23:  “Then He [Jesus] said to them all, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.'”

Charles Stanley Quote

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A disciple is a follower of Christ.  That means you take on His priorities as your own.  His agenda becomes your agenda.  His mission becomes your mission.

From John 12:25-26:  “Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.  Whoever serves Me must follow Me, and where I am, there will My servant be also.  Whoever serves Me, the Father will honor.”