Sunday Morning - August 25, 1996
Text: John 6:66-71 "From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
67. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
68. Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
69. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
70. Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
71. He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve."
John 6:60 "Many therefore
of his disciples, when they had heard this, said,
This is an hard saying; who can hear it?"
John 8:30-32 "As he spake these
words, many believed [AAI] on him. 31. Then said Jesus to those
Jews which believed [PAP] on him, If ye continue
in my word, then are ye my
disciples indeed; 32. And ye shall know the truth, and the
truth shall make you free."
Isaiah 28:9-10 "Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom
shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are
weaned from the milk, and drawn from the
breasts. 10. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon
precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a
Matthew 28:19-20 "Go ye therefore, and teach [make disciples] all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20. Teaching them to
observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you
alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
Luke 14:25-33 "And there went
great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
26. If any man come to me, and hate not his
father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and
his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
27. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me,
cannot be my disciple.
Luke 9:23-25 "And he said to
them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose
his life for my sake, the same shall save it. 25. For what is a man
advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast
28. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down
first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish
it? 29. Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able
to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30.
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
31. Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not
down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that
cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32. Or else, while the other is
yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
33. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all
that he hath, he cannot be my disciple."
John 6:66 "From that time many of his disciples went back , and walked no more with him."
Luke 9:62 "And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back , is fit for the kingdom of God."
Luke 6:20 "And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God."
Hebrews 10:38-39 "Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul."
1 John 1:6-7 "If we say that we
have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the
truth: 7. But if we walk in the light, as he is
in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of
Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."
1 Corinthians 10:12 "Wherefore
let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall."
Colossians 4:14 "Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you." At Rome
Philemon 1:23-24 "There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus; 24. Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers."
2 Timothy 4:10 "For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia."
Acts 12:12 "And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying."
Acts 12:25 "And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark."
Acts 13:5 "And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister."
Acts 13:13 "Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem."
Acts 15:37 "And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark."
Acts 15:39 "And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;"
2 Timothy 4:11 "Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry."
Lamentations 3:40-41 "Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD. 41. Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens."