Sunday Message: Francis Chan | The Cost of Discipleship

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Opening Prayer

Psalm 5

Lead Me in Your Righteousness

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.

Give ear to my words, O Lord;
    consider my groaning.
Give attention to the sound of my cry,
    my King and my God,
    for to you do I pray.
Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;
    in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you[a] and watch.

For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
    evil may not dwell with you.
The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;
    you hate all evildoers.
You destroy those who speak lies;
    the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
    will enter your house.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
    in the fear of you.
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
    because of my enemies;
    make your way straight before me.

For there is no truth in their mouth;
    their inmost self is destruction;
their throat is an open grave;
    they flatter with their tongue.
10 Make them bear their guilt, O God;
    let them fall by their own counsels;
because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,
    for they have rebelled against you.

11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
    let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
    that those who love your name may exult in you.
12 For you bless the righteous, O Lord;
    you cover him with favor as with a shield.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 5:3 Or I direct my prayer to you

Opening Hymn:

Today’s Sunday Message: Francis Chan | The Cost of Discipleship

Francis Chan is the best-selling author of Multiply, Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and Erasing Hell. He is also the host of BASIC, a seven-part video series challenging Christians to reclaim the church. Francis is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is the founder of Eternity Bible College. He is currently working to start a church planting movement in Northern California, where he lives with his wife, Lisa, and their five children. For more, please visit http://francischan.org.

Group Open discussion:
Galatians 6:2 Carry each others burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Group Prayer