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The qualifications Jesus puts forth for being his disciples were and are offensive and radical. And they are his conditions as he considers whom he will trust as disciples. They are not ours as we choose whether we want to follow such a demanding master. Ours as disciples is not to "dumb down" his demands, but to accept the radicality of his challenge...

    References:

  • Jeremiah 18:1-11
  • Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (UMH 854)
  • Philemon 1:1-21
  • Luke 14:25-33

    References:

  • Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
  • Psalm 14 (UMH 746)
  • 1 Timothy 1:12-17
  • Luke 15:1-10

    References:

  • Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
  • Psalm 79:1-9 or Psalm 4 (UMH 741)
  • 1 Timothy 2:1-7
  • Luke 16:1-13

    References:

  • Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
  • Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 (UMH 810)
  • 1 Timothy 6:6-19
  • Luke 16:19-31

    References:

  • Lamentations 1:1-6
  • Psalm 137 (UMH 852)
  • 2 Timothy 1:1-14
  • Luke 17:5-10

    References:

  • Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
  • Psalm 66:1-12 (UMH 790)
  • 2 Timothy 2:8-15
  • Luke 17:11-19