Count the Cost

Good morning, Calvary!

We thank God for His many blessings this week, including the blessing of Christian fellowship, and we continue to lift Pastor Ralph in prayer. We thank every one of you who has been lifting him also. May we continue to trust that whatever God ordains is right!

Pastor John Bodner brings a second message highlighting the terms Christ sets for a relationship with Him, focusing on Luke 14:25-35. This week we look at the set of three parables used in the text, and consider how they are applied to the Christian life:

  • The drafting table to count the cost of construction
  • The council table to count the cost of conflict
  • The kitchen table to count the cost of character

These three parables reinforce that it’s not personal quality that produces spiritual vitality, but rather the necessity of divine grace in the daily life of a true believer: “Gifts mean nothing; grace means everything.”

It’s our prayer that you will gain a richer understanding of, and appreciation for, our Lord Jesus Christ as we worship today.

First Song: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing


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Second Song: I Will Wait For You


Pastor John Bodner (itinerant minister affiliated with Calvary)
(Filmed 10 March 2021)

Scripture readings

Luke 14:25-35

Third Song: Forever Jesus

Closing thought

“To forsake Christ for the world is to leave a treasure for a trifle, eternity for a moment, reality for a shadow.”

— William Jenkyn

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