Tag: Sacrifice


Think It Through

Opening Question: What is something that you’ve built before? Question: What do you think it takes to be a good builder? Luke 14:28-30 – Jesus talking about being a disciple. – He compares becoming a disciple to building a tower. Question: What are some things that would make building a…


I’ll Be Your Friend

During the Civil War, President Lincoln received many requests for pardons from soldiers who were sentenced to die for desertion.  Each appeal was frequently accompanied by numerous testimonial letters from friends and powerful people. One day, the President received an appeal for a pardon that stood out; it arrived without…


Giving Under Compulsion

II Corinthians 9:7 – People mistakenly take this to mean, “If I’m not happy about giving, I shouldn’t give.” – This interpretation would contradict many scriptures, including the very core message of discipleship — denying self. (Luke 9:23) – What Paul is actually saying is, “If you’re not happy about…