May 30

In preparation for Sunday’s message, I would like to offer you this recent article: https://www.foxnews.com/world/what-it-is-like-to-be-a-christian-activist-jailed-with-isis-operatives-in-sudan

  1. Why does this man’s story align with the words of Jesus regarding the cost of following Him? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2. How did he get through the severe persecution? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  3. If you were captured today for being a Christian and subjected to what Jasek had to go through, how prepared are you?
    1. Do you have a strong grasp on Scripture, doctrine, the redemptive theme of the Bible, and eternal security? ___________________________________________________
    2. Do you have a strong prayer life? _________________________
    3. Are you prepared in your mind to accept that should something like this happen, that your life is not your own, that God’s Will will be done, and you may be tortured and killed for His Name? ___________________________________________________
  4. How does both this story and the Bible refute the lies of the prosperity gospel preachers who sell you false, unbiblical, Satanic hope? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Follow, Follow, I Would Follow Jesus(AKA Follow On) Hymn by W.O. Cushing and Robert Lowry

1 Down in the valley with my Saviour I would go,

Where the flowers are blooming and the sweet waters flow;

Everywhere he leads me I would follow, follow on,

Walking in his footsteps till the crown be won.

[Refrain]:

Follow, follow, I would follow Jesus,

Anywhere, everywhere, I would follow on;

Follow, follow, I would follow Jesus,

Everywhere he leads me I would follow on.

 

2 Down in the valley with my Saviour I would go,

Where the storms are sweeping and the dark waters flow;

With his hand to lead me I will never, never fear,

Danger cannot fright me if my Lord is near.

[Refrain]

 

3 Down in the valley, or upon the mountain steep,

Close beside my Saviour would my soul ever keep;

He will lead me safely in the path that he has trod,

Up to where they gather on the hills of God.

[Refrain]