Jonah 3:1-5,10; Psalms 25:4-9; I Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20
A famous Christian preacher was asked by his bishop to deliver a sermon in a huge cathedral. Long before the sermon was to begin, more than three thousand persons had filled the cathedral to capacity. Loudspeakers were hooked up so that the sermon could be heard by thousands more standing outside. “Just look at that crowd,” said the bishop to the preacher. “How many disciples would you say are out there?” “Three or four, perhaps,” the preacher replied.
How many disciples would you say are here today? How do we distinguish between routine “Church-goers” and Christian disciples? Who among us is here for some vague reason, such as “It’s the thing to do once a week”? And who among us…
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