• Discipleship: Call & Response
  • Discernment
  • Priesthood

    Discipleship : Call, Response

    Old Testament

    Gen 12:1-4 Call of Abram: Leave your country, your family, and come…

    Exo 3:1-6, 9-12 Call of Moses: I shall be with you…

    1 Sam 3:1-10 Call of Samuel: Speak, O Lord, your servant is listening

    1 Kgs 19:16, 19-21 Call of Elisha: Elisha rose up and followed Elijah

    Isa 5:6-8 Call of Isaiah: Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?

    Isa 42:6-7 “I have called you…I have grasped you by the hand…To open the eyes of the blind”

    Isa 43:3 “I have called you by name, you are mine

    Isa 45:4 “I have called you by your name…though you knew me not”

    Isa 49:1 “The Lord called me from birth, from my mother’s womb he gave me my name.”

    Jer 1:4-10 The call of Jeremiah

    Jer 20: 7-9 Response of Jeremiah: It seemed like a fire burning in my heart

    Jer 29: 11-14 “I know well the plans I have in mind for you”

    Hos 2:21-22 “I will espouse you in fidelity…”

    New Testament

    Mt 9: 35-38 The harvest is rich but the laborers are few

    Mt 19: 16-30 The Rich Young Man

    Mk 1:16-20 The Call of the first disciples

    Mk 3:13 The Mission of the Twelve: “He summoned those whom he wanted and they came to him”

    Mk 10: 17-27 Go and sell everything you own and follow me

    Mk 10:28-30 You will be repaid a hundred times over

    Lk 1:26-56 The Annunciation: Mary’s call

    Lk 14:25-33 Any who do not carry their cross and come after me cannot be my disciple

    Jn 1:35-51 The call of the first disciples: “Come and see”

    Jn 10:2-3 “the sheep hear his voice, as he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out”

    Jn 15:9-17 You did not choose me; no, I chose you

    Rm 1:6 “among whom are you also, who are called to belong to Jesus Christ”

    Rm 8:28 “all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose”

    Rm 11:29 “For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable”

    1 Cor 1: 26-31 “Not many of you were wise…Rather God chose the foolish…”

    Gal 1:15 “God, who from my mother’s womb, had set me apart and called me through his grace”

    Eph 1: 3-14 “To be holy and spotless and to live through love in His presence”

    Php 3: 10-14 “to know him and the power…forgetting what lies behind…”

    1 Pt 2:9-10 “God has called you out of darkness into his own marvelous light”



    Old Testament

    Deu 30:19-20 “I have set before you life and death…choose life!”

    Sir 15:16-17 “There are set before you fire and water.”

    New Testament

    Mt 16:13-23 “Who do people say that I am?”

    Acts 1:15-26 The choice of Matthias

    Acts 6:1-6 The selection of the first deacons

    Acts 13: 2-4 Paul and Barnabas selected by the Holy Spirit to go and preach

    Acts 15:28 “It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us…”

    Rom 8:14-17 “You did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear…”

    Rom 12:1-2 “Do not conform yourself to this age…that you may discern”

    1 Cor 2: 7-12 “this God has revealed to us…so that we may understand”

    1 Cor 12:4-11 “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit”

    Gal 5:16-26 The works of the flesh

    Eph 1: 3-14 “…In him we were also chosen…”

    Eph 1:17 “a spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him.”

    1 Jn 4:1-3 “Do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God”



    John 13:1-14 The washing of the Disciples’ feet

    1 Pet 2:2-10 “Come to him…let yourselves be built…to be a holy priesthood”

     Heb 4:12-16 Jesus, the compassionate high priest

    Heb 5:1-10 “Every high priest is taken from among men”

    Heb 10:10-17 “Every priest stands daily at his ministry”