“Disciples Wanted” 6/12/2021 Written by Dr. Lawson Murry for “SEIZE The DAY”

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Mark 8:34 And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them,  “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his  cross and follow

 

Written by Dr. Lawson Murry for “SEIZE The DAY”  @  https://seizetheday-blog.com         

 

Original post @ https://seizetheday-blog.com/2016/07/29/disciples-wanted/

 

 

 

Disciples Wanted

JULY 29, 2016LEAVE A COMMENT

 

Disciples Wanted

 

“Anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple” Luke 14:27  (NIV)

 

Someone once said to me, “Lawson, there are no real disciples today. There are followers of Jesus, but no disciples. No one really fits the Biblical description of a disciple.” It was one of those random comments that got me thinking; wondering if what he said was true. And then a flash of creativity and an imaginary advertisement came to mind  (cf. below)

Disciples Wanted

 

Gender – males and females may apply

 

Nationality – all welcomed

 

Age limit – none

 

Hours – 168 per week

 

Pay – $0

 

Experience – not required, but toughness and resilience is helpful

 

Retirement benefits – out of this world

 

Work conditions – expect hassles, discrimination, or persecution

 

Expectations – mostly give and no take

 

Benefits – no breaks, no vacations, and no sick leave

 

Promotion – one at the end of your life

 

Applicants must sacrifice everything, study long, pray hard, labor unceasingly, and be willing to be called a “fool” for Christ. The job’s not easy. You’ll sometimes work alone, but you’ll never be alone. People in this line of work are in the minority. Applicants must be prepared to live among the sympathetic and antagonistic, among the understanding and prejudiced. Applicants must realize that identification with our organization may make them unpopular. Be prepared to live anywhere on earth. Before signing up, applicants must relinquish all rights, legal or otherwise to all personal property such as cars, houses, real estate, money, recreational vehicles, stocks and shares, inheritances . . . in fact everything. Applicants are urged to consider strongly their decision to come on board, since our policy is that there is no getting out once in! “No one who puts his hand to the plough and looks back is fit for the Kingdom of God.” Though this position is hazardous, there are great rewards and satisfaction. We believe that “in due season we shall reap if we don’t faint.” Those interested may apply at the foot of the cross.

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To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

 

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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