Pastor Chris entered the scripture in Hebrews, introducing the central thought that will guide us into the fall. How are we, as followers of Christ, called to live lives of courageous, magnetic, truly sacrificial faith, and to be a people willing to meet potential hardship and suffering with joy and obedience for the sake of the kingdom. We also celebrated over twenty-five baptisms of community members.
I have now to ask whether you can consent to part with your daughter early next spring, to see her no more in this world ? Whether you can consent to her departure to a heathen land, and her subjection to the hardships and sufferings of a missionary life? Whether you can consent to her exposure to the dangers of the ocean; to the fatal influence of the southern climate of India; to every kind of want and distress; to degradation, insult, persecution, and perhaps a violent death? Can you consent to all this, for the sake of Him who left His heavenly home and died for her and for you; for the sake of perishing, immortal souls; for the sake of Zion and the glory of God? Can you consent to all this, in hope of soon meeting your daughter in the world of glory, with a crown of righteousness brightened by the acclamations of praise which shall resound to her Saviour from heathens saved, through her means, from eternal woe and despair?
— Adonirum Judson
Kicking Down Doors
JJ De Paep | Life After Being Baptized
Take some time this week to prayerfully ask God to reveal areas that he is calling you into obedience and sacrifice. Talk about them with a spouse, family member, or friend.
Leaning On The Everlasting Arms / 'Tis So Sweet
All Creatures Of Our God And King
Nothing But The Blood
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
You Took The Blame