Sacrifice

The 6th Verb Of Discipleship

My beloved had a vineyard
on a rich and fertile hill.
He protected the land,
removed its stones,
and planted it with the best vines.
In the middle of the vineyard
he built a watchtower
and CARVED a winepress
in the nearby rocks.
Then he waited
for a harvest of sweet grapes.
Isaiah 5:1-2

 

CARVING A Winepress:
What’s That Mean?

Every good vineyard
requires a winepress.
The winepress is where the fruit
that the vineyard produces
is taken and transformed
into something useful,
profitable and good.
To carve a winepress means
to make a sacrifice of what
we’ve been given.

 

How is USING OUR GIFTS
an Act of Discipleship?

Every person on this planet
was born with natural gifts and talents.
These natural gifts are to be used:
to provide for ourselves,
to provide for our families,
and to give back to our community.
Likewise, when we are reborn
with Christ, we are given new,
supernatural gifts and talents.
These supernatural gifts are to be used:
to testify about who God is,
to bless the church,
to make disciples,
and to praise the Lord.

 

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