Calling All the Messengers

Hi folks-

I want to share a song with you this week that is a bit of an oldie. It was definitely a moving and powerful song for me back in my college days. Back then I took a hiatus from music that wasn’t specifically Christian in its content; which was huge for me because I loved my rock and roll. This was difficult for me- but during this time I was truly ministered to by this song. It just so happens that this song is connected with the passage we studied this week. As you listen to the song- consider what it’s trying to say to you and how God calls the early disciples… and us.

Pastor Ryan

 

Here’s a link to the song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUzn2nBcrrk

Song Lyrics:

For the Sake of the Call: by Steven Curtis Chapman

We will abandon it all for the sake of the call
No other reason at all but the sake of the call

Wholly devoted to live and to die for the sake of the call

Nobody stood and applauded them
So they knew from the start
This road would not lead to fame
All they really knew for sure
Was Jesus had called to them
He said “come follow Me” and they came

With reckless abandon, they came

Empty nets lying there at the water’s edge
Told a story that few could believe
And none could explain
How some crazy fisherman agreed to go where Jesus went
With no thought to what they would gain
For Jesus had called them by name

And they answered

We will abandon it all for the sake of the call
No other reason at all but the sake of the call
Wholly devoted to live and to die for the sake of the call

The sake of the call

Drawn like the rivers are drawn to the sea
There’s no turning back, for the water cannot help but flow
Once we hear the Savior’s call, we’ll follow wherever He leads
Because of the love He has shown
And because He has called us to go

We will answer

We will abandon it all for the sake of the call
No other reason at all but the sake of the call

Wholly devoted to live and to die

Not for the sake of a creed or a cause
Not for a dream or a promise
Simply because it is Jesus who called

And if we believe we’ll obey

We will abandon it all for the sake of the call
No other reason at all but the sake of the call
We will abandon it all for the sake of the call
No other reason at all but the sake of the call
Wholly devoted to live and to die for the sake of the call

For the sake of the call