Contributed by William Mouser on Sep 17, 2006
Jesus rebuked his disciples’ inaccurate expectations of his Messiahship, and warns them (and us) that the spiritual life includes persecution and struggle.
Psalm 116:1-9, Isaiah 50:4-9, James 2:14-26, Mark 8:27-38
There is a wonderful hymn by Isaac Watts, usually entitled “Alas, and did my savior bleed.” Those of us who were evangelized and nurtured by the Southern Baptists or those similar to them have probably heard is hundreds of times. What